02 NCAC 57 .0103             DEFINITIONS

In addition to the definitions contained in G.S. 143-716, the following definitions apply to this Chapter:

(1)           Tobacco allotment. An amount of tobacco allowed to be grown on a tract of land;

(2)           Former Tobacco allotment holder. A person who, at the time of the Master Settlement Agreement owned a certain amount of tobacco quota on a tract of land, as determined by the U.S. Farm Service Agency records for the county in which the quota is located;

(3)           Tobacco producer or grower. A person or entity actively engaged in planting, growing, harvesting and marketing tobacco, or who shares in the expense of producing the crop, and for that reason is entitled to share in the revenues derived from marketing the crop;

(4)           Tobacco products. Cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipe tobacco, roll your own tobacco, or any other tobacco product sold at retail intended for human consumption; and

(5)           Tobacco-related segment of the State's agricultural economy. That part of the State's agricultural economy that includes tobacco producers, former tobacco allotment holders, persons who work on tobacco farms and tobacco auction-related workers or warehousemen, and others in tobacco-dependent communities as determined by the Commission in a grant or contract approval.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-716; 143-718;

Temporary Adoption Eff. May 15, 2002;

Temporary Adoption Eff. June 29, 2002;

Eff. April 15, 2003;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 24, 2015;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2017.