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North Carolina: Excessive Rains Could Prove a Mixed Blessing – USDA

6-8 inches rainfall over the last week has saturated tobacco and late cucurbit fields delaying harvests and has compromised both crops. Fortunately, flooding has not been significant thus far.
AgFax Media
added Oct 7, 2015 13:29
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Record rain damages crops, concerns NC farmers

Greg Hipp, a farmer in Fuquay-Varina, said he is holding out a bit of hope that his tobacco will survive the flooding. "If we can make it to Tuesday and (the tobacco) is still on the stalk, than it will probably be OK," he said. "But you know, with thes
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Oct 7, 2015 13:28

[North Carolina] Reynolds, trust expand partial settlement deal

A shareholder trust and Reynolds American Inc.’s board of directors are requesting approval for a partial settlement agreement in a lawsuit that attempted to block Reynolds’ $29.25 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc. The Beatrice Corwin Living Irrevocable
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 7, 2015 13:25

Altria Group’s Statement on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s £42.15 Per Share Proposal for SABMiller

Altria believes that a combination of these two companies would create significant value for all SABMiller shareholders. Altria supports a proposal of £42.15, or higher, with a partial share alternative, and, subject to finalization of terms, would be pr
Altria Group, Inc.
added Oct 7, 2015 13:21

[Poland] Universal Corporation Announces Agreement with Philip Morris International Inc. to Process Polish Tobaccos

Previously, the processing of these tobaccos was handled directly by PMP. The arrangement reinforces both PMI's and Universal's strong, continuing commitment to Polish-grown leaf tobacco and the grower communities. Mr. Freeman stated, "We are pleased to
PR Newswire
added Oct 7, 2015 13:19

[Nevada] Vapor Corp. to Present at the 2015 Aegis Capital Growth Conference

Jeff Holman, CEO of Vapor Corp., is scheduled to present at the conference on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. In addition, Vapor Corp.'s senior management will meet with investors during the conference.
PR Newswire
added Oct 7, 2015 13:18
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[North Carolina] Triangle HBCUs aim to stop smoking on campuses

Campus leaders and students from 33 historically black colleges and universities across the country gathered at Shaw University on Monday to kick off a campaign to make their schools tobacco free. The Tobacco-Free HBCU Campus Initiative is a two-day conf
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Oct 7, 2015 13:16

[North Carolina] hbcus aim to stop smoking on campuses

The Tobacco-Free HBCU Campus Initiative is a two-day conference featuring workshops on the harmful effects of tobacco, particularly among African Americans... The conference at Shaw coincides with “Race to Quit NC,” a statewide campaign this week to help
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 7, 2015 13:14

[Canada] Trying to keep tobacco profits from fleeing the country

another preliminary round in the Appeal Court review of the Blais-Létourneau tobacco trials. Lawyers representing Quebec smokers came asking for an order to force the defendant tobacco companies to stop shipping their money overseas while the appeal is un
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Oct 7, 2015 12:59

[Asia-pacific] Natural American Spirit deal suggests less than gloomy tobacco brand valuations

The price seems high but could be an indication that tobacco brands with a strong presence in countries where the risks of plain packaging are relatively low can now be valued at something of a premium.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Oct 7, 2015 12:51
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