Friday, January 22, 2021

Burley Tobacco Growers Co-op closing; tobacco growers in any of last six years can lay claim to its millions in assets

This notice applies to landowners in only eight states, but it also signals the end of an era. In its 100th year, the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association is going out of business, and there's money to be had as its millions of dollars in assets are distributed.

People who grew burley tobacco at least once since 2015 are entitled to a share of the settlement that has been reached in the class-action lawsuit to dissolve the co-op, based in Lexington, Ky. They must make contact before Friday, Jan. 29. Information is available at the Settlement Website and from the McBrayer Firm in Lexington, or by calling 855-965-5569.

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