Friday, August 21, 2009

Meranda-Nixon Follow-up

There's an interesting article in today's Wall Street Journal about land owners in the former tobacco belt moving on to other crops. The lead of the article is posted here....

Seth Meranda graduated from Ohio State University in 1994 and planned to spend the rest of his life as the fifth generation running the family tobacco farm in Brown County, Ohio.

But amid falling demand and cheap competition from abroad, Mr. Meranda began to lose his taste for the golden leaf. When the federal government ended tobacco subsidies in 2004, he opted for a lump-sum payment of $126,000 in a program to help tobacco growers transition to the free market.

He bet it all on a new vineyard and wine-making business, the Meranda-Nixon Winery, which he opened on the site ...

Sadly, the rest of the article is on the premium portion of the Jourrnal site. For a brief review of the Meranda Nixon Cabernet from earlier this week see the post below.

And here's a link to the full article if you are a premium subscriber.

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