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[North Carolina] Florence Floods Crop Fields, Washing Away Tobacco and Cotton

Some of the counties harder hit by Florence are located on the southern end of North Carolina’s largest tobacco growing region, said Matthew Vann, assistant professor and tobacco extension specialist at North Carolina State University. Other large tobacc
Bloomberg News
added Sep 18, 2018 03:48
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[South Africa] Tobacco 'epidemic' in Africa fuelled by fewer filters

Many African countries with poor tobacco controls are an attractive destination for cigarette companies, according to a study on trends in the supply and demand of cigarettes by the University of Cape Town’s Economics of Tobacco Control Project (ETCP).
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Sep 15, 2018 04:03
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[North Carolina] U.S. farmers scramble to harvest crops as hurricane looms

North Carolina’s corn crop was 43 percent harvested as of Sunday, while the type of tobacco most commonly grown in the state was 67 percent harvested, according to USDA data.
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2018 17:06
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As hurricane nears, U.S. farmers rush to clear crops but animals stay in storm's path

Tall corn and tobacco crops are most vulnerable to wind damage and difficult to harvest if knocked down...the type of tobacco most commonly grown in the state was 67 percent harvested, according to USDA data.
Reuters
added Sep 11, 2018 21:59
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[North Carolina] Hurricane Florence Heads for Tobacco Country

Tobacco crops in North Carolina, the top U.S. producer, are right in the projected path for Hurricane Florence, which threatens to cause plants to rot, whether they’re still in the fields or have already been harvested. Florence’s Category 4 winds are a
Bloomberg News
added Sep 11, 2018 21:24
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Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – UN health official

From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment, although control measures can help curb its negative environmental effects, including the damaging impac
UN News Service
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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Farm Workers’ Union Sues US Labor Dept Over Poor Conditions for Foreign Workers

"at the end of the day, we see the real changemaker and the folks that really need to take responsibility as the folks purchasing these agricultural products, like Reynolds American, that buys tobacco on some farms where they pay over $11 an hour and som
Sputnik (ru)
added Aug 31, 2018 11:41
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In Kentucky, Farmers Find Hemp May Be More Profitable Than Tobacco

With growing interest from farmers looking for more profitable harvests — and support from power brokers like U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushing for legalization — the legislative scales may be tipping in favor of freeing hemp from
Forbes
added Aug 30, 2018 22:42
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[South Carolina] POLAND: 'Fields of death' are on the decline across our state

can we admit that a field of tobacco is a beautiful sight, though a deadly one and a vanishing one, like so much smoke dissipating. You'll see fewer fields of tobacco in times to come. Its day has come and gone. But if you still smoke? Well, the odds ar
The Sumter (SC) Item
added Aug 26, 2018 20:59
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] New union for tobacco farmers

Tobacco farmers who are unhappy with a ceiling price of $4,99 per kg imposed by merchants at the auction floors and other challenges they face, have formed a new union to represent their interests. The new union – the Tobacco Farmers Union Trust – is le
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 24, 2018 13:05
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