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[Africa] RUNDE: We’re going to need a tobacco buyout for the developing world

Millions of smallholder farmers and their families in Africa and other parts of the developing world are going to lose their livelihoods due to the coming (welcome) fall in global demand for tobacco. This decrease will come as a result of changing techno
The Hill
added Sep 26, 2018 00:39
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[North Carolina] Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

About 40 percent of the tobacco crop remained in the field when Florence arrived, Boyd said, with the highest-quality leaves yet to be harvested. Leaves began "melting on the stalk" — disintegrating when sunny skies followed heavy rains and standing wate
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 21, 2018 22:10
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[Ohio] POLITICS Toledo-based union relieved after judge blocks North Carolina's Farm Act

President Baldemar Velasquez discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants while leading a tour of a tobacco worker's field near Dudley, North Carolina in 2014
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Sep 21, 2018 21:11
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[North Carolina] The Latest: Court ordered transfer of patients who drowned

it looks like damage to tobacco fields and barns could be the most costly. The Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina estimates 100 million to 125 million pounds (45 to 57 million kilograms) of tobacco leaf could be damaged by flooding, winds and
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Sep 19, 2018 19:55
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[Kentucky] Farmer Accused Of Filing False Reports With Federal Reinsured Crop Policies ($$)

U.S. government filed an indictment on Sept. 6 in a Kentucky federal court against a farmer for submitting false reports regarding federally reinsured crop insurance policies (United States of America v. Christopher G.
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 18, 2018 21:32
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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] Right of reply: Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa response to M&G article

Bhekisisa’s article...sought to suggest some underhand motive in Tisa’s #TakeBackTheTaxCampaign, which seeks to raise public awareness of the scale of the trade in illegal cigarettes and its cost to our society. It is a pity that the column did not ackno
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:40
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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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