7 CFR § 29.8001 - Designation of tobacco markets.

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§ 29.8001 Designation of tobacco markets.

The Act of Congress approved August 23, 1935 (49 Stat. 731; 7 U.S.C., Chapter 21A) entitled “The Tobacco Inspection Act” contains the following provisions:

Sec. 2. That transactions in tobacco involving the sale thereof at auction as commonly conducted at auction markets are affected with a public interest; that such transactions are carried on by tobacco producers generally and by persons engaged in the business of buying and selling tobacco in commerce; that the classification of tobacco according to type, grade, and other characteristics affects the prices received therefor by producers; that without uniform standards of classification and inspection the evaluation of tobacco is susceptible to speculation, manipulation, and control, and unreasonable fluctuations in prices and quality determinations occur which are detrimental to producers and persons handling tobacco in commerce; that such fluctuations constitute a burden upon commerce and make the use of uniform standards of classification and inspection imperative for the protection of producers and others engaged in commerce and the public interested therein. * * *

Sec. 5. That the Secretary is authorized to designate those auction markets where tobacco bought and sold thereon at auction, or the products customarily manufactured therefrom, moves in commerce. Before any market is designated by the Secretary under this section he shall determine by referendum the desire of tobacco growers who sold tobacco at auction on such market during the preceding marketing season. The Secretary may at his discretion hold one referendum for two or more markets or for all markets in a type area. No market or group of markets shall be designated by the Secretary unless two-thirds of the growers voting favor it. The Secretary shall have access to the tobacco records of the Collector of Internal Revenue and of the several collectors of internal revenue for the purpose of obtaining the names and addresses of growers who sold tobacco on any auction market, and the Secretary shall determine from said records the eligibility of such grower to vote in such referendum, and no grower shall be eligible to vote in more than one referendum. After public notice of not less than thirty days that any auction market has been so designated by the Secretary, no tobacco shall be offered for sale at auction on such market until it shall have been inspected and certified by an authorized representative of the Secretary according to the standards established under this Act, except that the Secretary may temporarily suspend the requirement of inspection and certification at any designated market whenever he finds it impracticable to provide for such inspection and certification because competent inspectors are not obtainable or because the quantity of tobacco available for inspection is insufficient to justify the cost of such service: Provided, That, in the event competent inspectors are not available, or for other reasons, the Secretary is unable to provide for such inspection and certification at all auction markets within a type area, he shall first designate those auction markets where the greatest number of growers may be served with the facilities available to him. No fee or charge shall be imposed or collected for inspection or certification under this section at any designated auction market. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to prevent transactions in tobacco at markets not designated by the Secretary or at designated markets where the Secretary has suspended the requirement of inspection or to authorize the Secretary to close any market.

Designated Tobacco Markets

Territory Types of tobaccos Auction markets Order of designation Citation
(a) Kentucky-Tennessee Fire-cured, and Green River Dark Air-cured - Types 22, 23, 24 and 36 Clarksville, Tenn.
Springfield, Tenn.
Hopkinsville, Ky.
Paducah, Ky.
Mayfield, Ky.
Murray Ky.
Madisonville, Ky.
Henderson, Ky.
June 18, 1936. 1 FR 757.
(b) Virginia Fire-cured - Type 21 Lynchburg, Va
Bedford, Va.
Farmville, Va.
Blackstone, Va.
Drakes Branch, Va.
......do Do.
(c) South Carolina Flue-cured - Type 13 Lake City, S. C
Darlington, S. C.
Pamplico, S. C.
July 1, 1936; as amended July 15, 1936 1 FR 842, 968.
(d) North Carolina Flue-cured - Type 12 Farmville, N. C
Goldsboro, N. C.
July 13, 1936. 1 FR 921.
(e) North Carolina Flue-cured - Type 11(b). Oxford, N. C Aug. 26, 1936. 1 FR 1416.
(f) Kentucky Burley - Type 31 Bowling Green, Ky
Cynthiana, Ky.
Horse Cave, Ky.
Mt. Sterling, Ky.
Nov. 14, 1936. 1 FR 2266.
(g) North Carolina Flue-cured Wendell, N. C Sept. 14, 1937. 2 FR 2169.
(h) Kentucky Burley - Type 31 Danville, Ky Dec. 3, 1937 2 FR 3102.
(i) Virginia Flue-cured South Hill, Va Aug. 23, 1938. 3 FR 2074.
(j) Kentucky Green River and One-Sucker Owensboro, Ky Sept. 9, 1938. 3 FR 2208.
(k) Virginia Burley Abingdon, Va Nov. 16, 1938 3 FR 2734.
West Virginia Huntington, W. Va
Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.
Kentucky Maysville, Ky
Paris, Ky
Springfield, Ky
Ohio Ripley, Ohio
(l) Georgia Flue-cured Adel, Ga June 22, 1939 4 FR 2476.
Douglas, Ga
Nashville, Ga
(m) North Carolina Flue-cured Greenville, N. C July 24, 1939 4 FR 3421.
(n) Tennessee Fire-cured Paris, Tenn Nov. 7, 1939 4 FR 4537.
Kentucky Burley Lebanon, Ky
Columbia, Tenn
Mt. Pleasant, Tenn
(o) Florida Live Oak, Fla. ......do Do.
(p) Kentucky All Shelbyville, Ky July 17, 1940 5 FR 2607.
(q) Georgia Flue-cured Danville, Va Aug. 16, 1941 6 FR 4111.
North Carolina Dillon, S.C
South Carolina Fuquay Springs-Varina, N.C
Virginia Loris, S.C
Reidsville, N.C
Robersonville, N.C
Statesboro, Ga
Tarboro, N.C
Timmonsville, S.C
Williamston, N.C
(r) Kentucky One-sucker Franklin, Ky Oct. 9, 1941 6 FR 5147.
Tennessee Mayfield, Ky
Russellville, Ky
Westmoreland, Tenn
(s) Indiana Burley Asheville, N.C Oct. 25, 1941 6 FR 5478.
Kentucky Bloomfield, Ky
Missouri Boone, N.C
North Carolina Camp Taylor, Ky
Tennessee Carrollton, Ky
Carthage, Tenn
Covington, Ky
Fayetteville, Tenn
Franklin, Tenn
Gallatin, Tenn
Glasgow, Ky
Greensburg, Ky
Greeneville, Tenn
Harrodsburg, Ky
Hartsville, Tenn
Hopkinsville, Ky
Johnson City, Tenn
Lexington, Ky
Louisville, Ky
Madison, Ind
Morristown, Tenn
New Albany, Ind
New Tazewell, Tenn
Owensboro, Ky
Richmond, Ky
Rogersville, Tenn
Weston, Mo
(t) Georgia Flue-cured June 26, 1942 7 FR 4811.
Florida Ahoskie, N.C
North Carolina Baxley, Ga
South Carolina Blackshear, Ga
Virginia Brookneal, Va
Flue-cured
Chadbourn, N.C
Chase City, Va
Clarksville, Va
Clarkton, N.C
Conway, S.C
Durham, N.C
Fair Bluff, N.C
Fairmont, N.C
Hazlehurst, Ga
Henderson, N.C
Kenbridge, Va
Kingstree, S.C
Kinston, N.C
Lake City, Fla
Lawrenceville, Va
Louisburg, N.C
Lumberton, N.C
Martinsville, Va
Moultrie, Ga
Mt. Airy, N.C
Mullins, S.C
Pelham, Ga
Petersburg, Va
Rocky Mount, N.C
Rocky Mount, Va
Roxboro, N.C
Sanford, N.C
Smithfield, N.C
South Boston, Va
Tabor City, N.C
Tifton, Ga
Vidalia, Ga
Wallace, N.C
Warrenton, N.C
Washington, N.C
Waycross, Ga
Whiteville, N.C
Wilson, N.C
Winston-Salem, N.C
(u) Virginia All Richmond, Va Nov. 7, 1942 7 FR 9107.
(v) Tennessee ......do Springfield and Clarksville, Tenn Sept. 18, 1944 9 FR 11571.
(w) Georgia ......do Quitman, Ga Aug. 28, 1945 10 FR 11104.
(x) Georgia ......do Fitzgerald, Ga July 22, 1946 11 FR 7967.
(y) North Carolina ......do Clinton, N C Aug. 9, 1946 11 FR 8712.
(z) Kentucky ......do Winchester, Ky Oct. 30, 1946 11 FR 13099.
(aa) North Carolina ......do Fayetteville, N.C June 17, 1947 12 FR 4015.
(bb) Maryland ......do Hughesville, La Plata, Upper Marlboro, and Waldorf, Md May 17, 1948 13 FR 2579.
(cc) Florida ......do Jasper, Fla May 27, 1948 13 FR 2963.
(dd) Georgia ......do Claxton, Ga. July 30, 1948 13 FR 4498.
(ee) Kentucky ......do London, Ky Oct. 25, 1948 13 FR 6349.
(ff) North Carolina ......do West Jefferson, N.C ......do 13 FR 6348.
(gg) North Carolina ......do Dunn, N.C July 15, 1949 14 FR 4514.
(hh) North Carolina ......do Ellerbe, N.C Aug. 25, 1949 14 FR 5364.
(ii) Kentucky, Tennessee ......do Somerset, Ky Oct. 7, 1949 14 FR 6193.
Sparta, Tenn
(jj) North Carolina ......do Greensboro, N.C June 16, 1950 15 FR 3980.
South Carolina Windsor, N.C
Georgia Hemingway, S.C
Sylvester, Ga
(kk) Kentucky All Franklin, Ky June 21, 1950 15 FR 4072.
Russellville, Ky
Scottsville, Ky
(ll) Tennessee, Virginia ......do Sweetwater, Tenn July 18, 1950 15 FR 4675.
Pennington Gap, Va
(mm) Kentucky ......do Mayfield, Ky Oct. 19, 1950 15 FR 7117.
Murray, Ky
Paducah, Ky
(nn) South Carolina ......do Lamar, S.C May 28, 1951 16 FR 5108.
(oo) Tennessee ......do Mountain City, Tenn Nov. 1, 1951 16 FR 11260.
(pp) Florida ......do High Springs June 2, 1954 19 FR 3211.
(qq) Tennessee ......do Newport Oct. 27, 1954 19 FR 6878.
(rr) Georgia ......do Alma and Pearson May 13, 1955 20 FR 3252.
(ss) Kentucky ......do Henderson, Ky Oct. 29, 1942 20 FR 8142.
Virginia. Gate City, Va.
(tt) Florida All Madison, Fla July 6, 1956 21 FR 4998.
Georgia Swainsboro, Ga.
Thomasville, Ga
(uu) Kentucky All Morehead June 18, 1958 23 FR 4377.
(vv) North Carolina ......do Yadkinville, N.C April 15, 1970 35 FR 6107.
(ww) North Carolina Flue-Cured Mebane-Burlington Mar. 11, 1983 48 FR 10291.
(xx) Georgia Flue-Cured Valdosta-Hahira Apr. 19, 1985 50 FR 15537.
(yy) Virginia Type 37 Farmville Oct. 9, 1985 50 FR 41127.
(zz) Georgia Flue-Cured Baxley-Hazlehurst July 6, 1987 52 FR 25199.
(aaa) South Carolina Flue-Cured Darlington-Timmonsville July 6, 1987 52 FR 25200.
(bbb) North Carolina Flue-Cured Carthage-Aberdeen Aug. 30, 1988 53 FR 33097.
(ccc) North Carolina Flue-cured Stoneville-Madison Aug. 2, 1989. 54 FR 31797.
(ddd) Georgia Flue-Cured Sept. 4, 1990. 55 FR 35886.
(eee) Georgia Flue-Cured Metter Sept. 4, 1990. 55 FR 35885.
(fff) Georgia Flue-Cured Fitzgerald-Ocilla May 29, 1991 56 FR 19541.
(ggg) North Carolina Flue-cured Windsor-Williamston-Robersonville June 27, 1994 59 FR 27215.
(hhh) Georgia Flue-Cured Tifton-Fitzgerald-Ocilla Apr. 6, 1995 60 FR 12398.
(iii) South Carolina Flue-Cured Kingstree-Hemingway Apr. 6 1995 60 FR 12399.
(jjj) North Carolina Flue-Cured Clarkton-Chadbourn Apr. 6, 1995 60 FR 12400.
(kkk) North Carolina Flue-Cured Fairmont-Fair Bluff Apr. 6, 1995 60 FR 12401.
(lll) North Carolina Flue-cured Sanford-Carthage-Aberdeen July 5, 1996 61 FR 27997.
(mmm) Kentucky Burley Horse Cave-Glasgow-Greensburg, KY July 15, 1996 61 FR 29924.
(nnn) North Carolina, Tennessee Burley Boone-West Jefferson-Mountain City July 15, 1996 61 FR 29923.
(ooo) North Carolina Flue-Cured Tabor City-Whiteville June 5, 1997 62 FR 24559.
(ppp) Virginia Flue-Cured Clarksville-Chase City July 1, 1998 63 FR 29529.
(qqq) North Carolina, South Carolina Flue-Cured Fairmont-Fair Bluff-Loris October 22, 2001 66 FR 53076.
[1 FR 649, June 23, 1936. Redesignated at 14 FR 465, Feb. 3, 1949, and further redesignated at 24 FR 2776, Apr. 10, 1959, as amended at 35 FR 6107, Apr. 15, 1970; 45 FR 36957, Oct. 16, 1974; 48 FR 10291, Mar. 11, 1983; 50 FR 15537, Apr. 19, 1985; 50 FR 41127, Oct. 9, 1985; 52 FR 25199, 25200, July 6, 1987; 53 FR 33097, Aug. 30, 1988; 54 FR 31797, Aug. 2, 1989; 55 FR 35885, 35886 Sept. 4, 1990; 56 FR 19541, Apr. 29, 1991; 59 FR 27215, May 26, 1994; 60 FR 12398, 12399, 12400, and 12401, Mar. 7, 1995; 61 FR 29923, 29924, June 13, 1996; 61 FR 37351, July 18, 1996; 62 FR 24559, May 6, 1997; 63 FR 29529, June 1, 1998; 66 FR 53075, Oct. 19, 2001]