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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco growers oppose proposed shifting of purchase centre, slam non-payment in Swabi

The tobacco growers in Yar Hussain area on Sunday opposed the proposed shifting of lone leaf purchase centre and condemned the nonpayment by the companies for the last year’s produce, vowing to launch a campaign to protest the ‘economic murder’ of farmers
The News (pk)
added May 21, 2018 15:27
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[Zimbabwe] Tobacco continues to shine as US$300 million paid to Zim farmers

Tobacco farmers have collectively earned about US$300 million from the sale of 101 million kgs of the crop so far, as the golden leaf continues to be one of the top foreign currency earners for Zimbabwe. The tobacco marketing season is critical to Zimba
The Southern Times (New Era Corp.) (na)
added May 21, 2018 15:13
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Thank You for (Subsidizing) Smoking

farmers and crop insurance agents are frequently charged with fraud. A Kentucky tobacco farmer was recently charged after making $2.6 million in fraudulent crop insurance claims...The Russell Amendment would finally end crop insurance premium subsidies fo
Environmental Working Group
added May 16, 2018 21:48
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[India] ‘Export Of FCV Tobacco Has Reduced Drastically’

Javare Gowda, President, Federation of All India Farmer Associations, talks to Ashish Sinha about the issues facing the tobacco farmers
BW Businessworld (in)
added May 16, 2018 21:18
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PREMIUM CIGAR EXEMPTION, PREDICATE DATE CHANGE INCLUDED IN FY 2019 AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Bill that would benefit cigars. Like past agriculture appropriations bills, it includes language that would both change the grandfather (predicate) for cigars and other tobacco products regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), as well as ex
HalfWheel
added May 16, 2018 19:39
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The Child Labor in Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Fields

HRW researcher Margaret Wurth tells The Nation that “if authorities want tobacco to be central to the economy, to be a pillar of the country’s economic recovery, they need to make sure that the workers and the small-scale farmers sustaining the industry
The Nation
added May 15, 2018 19:56
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[Africa, South Africa] BAT signs MoU to help emerging tobacco farmers in E Cape

Tobacco farming is making a comeback in the Eastern Cape with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the JSE’s second-largest company by market capitalisation – British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) – and the Eastern Cape Developmen
News24 (za)
added May 15, 2018 19:54
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[North Carolina] Tobacco planting under way

tobacco remains king. In 2015, the last data provided by the NC Cooperative Extension Service, Sampson ranked No. 1 in the state for flue-cured tobacco production, with 13,600 acres planted. Duplin County, on the other hand, is ranked 21st in the state fo
Sampson (NC) Independent
added May 15, 2018 19:51
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $360m

ZIMBABWE has earned over $360 million from tobacco exports in the first four and half months of this year, latest official statistics show. For their toil, farmers pocketed the lion’s share of the proceeds at $236,3 million while exporters (merchants) r
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 10, 2018 17:35
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[Virginia] This 400-year-old church is older than almost any institution in America

In his will, a wealthy parishioner who died in 1658 left 2,000 pounds of tobacco to pay for repairs or rebuilding the church, and another 1,000 pounds of tobacco to pay for a silver communion set. That's the set Butler-Gee used Sunday during the communio
Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress
added May 11, 2018 01:58
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