Flue-cured tobacco acreage per farm expanded in the 1980's Because of increased mechanization, reduced labor availability, and Government policies that encouraged larger quota holdings. These trends resulted in a dramatically altered structure for flue-cured tobacco production. The proportion of producers who both rent and own their quota rose relative to those who produced solely with owned quota. Labor used for planting, growing, and harvesting flue-cured tobacco continued to decrease. This study examines the structure of flue-cured tobacco farming in five Southeastern States.