Commonly called the tobacco buyout, the Tobacco Transition Payment Program last payment is scheduled for January 2014. What does this mean for rural economies and tobacco production in the near future?...More
Emil Belibasis grows hydroponic tomatoes in Wellborn, Fla., in the state’s Panhandle region. He is originally from Honduras but went to the University of Florida. The 59-year-old left the academic life and private sector more than two decades ago and started Beli Farms and sells to a big grocery store chain in the region.