- The Tobacco Transition Payment Program terminates the federal tobacco marketing quota and price support loan programs. It also establishes a 10-year transitional payment program for eligible tobacco quota holders (i.e., land owners) and producers (i.e., farmers) with annual installments beginning in fiscal year 2005 and ending in fiscal year 2014. The sign-up period to be eligible to receive the 2005 payment began on March 14, 2005, and ended on June 17, 2005.
- Financial institutions may offer individual producers and quota holders a lump sum payment in exchange for the stream of annual payments received under the tobacco buyout program through either an assignment of payments or a successor-in-interest contract. Assignments may begin with the fiscal year 2005 payment, while successor-in-interest contracts may not begin until the fiscal year 2006 payment.
- The attached examiner guidance provides information about the Tobacco Transition Payment Program. It also describes risk-management examination procedures to be used for state nonmember banks that enter into related assignment of payments arrangements or successor-in-interest contracts.
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
Chief Executive Officer
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The Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004
Guidance on the Examination Treatment of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program
Guidance on the Examination Treatment of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program - PDF 31k (PDF Help)
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Case Manager Nikita Smith at email@example.com or (901) 818-5705.
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