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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers urged to preserve forests

Government has urged tobacco farmers to seek other sources of energy when curing their crops in order to preserve Zimbabwe’s forests. The country loses at least 330 000 hectares of forests annually due to various activities, including agriculture, domest
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 5, 2018 01:24
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[North Carolina] Man of Tobacco? Highway Art was Discussed More Than 60 Years Ago

We apparently almost had massive statues of a strapping farmhand — think the Statue of David, shirtless with blue jeans and gripping a tobacco leaf — standing by highways leading into the city in the 1950s, as part of a planned-but-never-completed festiv
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 5, 2018 01:24
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[Africa, South Africa] WATCH: 10 000 Tobacco farming jobs on the line due to illicit cigarettes

Besieged commercial and emerging farmers in the Waterberg Region of Limpopo held a Tobacco Farmers Day in the town of Vaalwater on Thursday. They met to share knowledge and information, but mostly to hear how industry players are planning to tackle the
News24 (za)
added Feb 2, 2018 18:30
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Potential Mandated Lowering of Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes: A Plant Perspective

An understanding of technical feasibility of plant-based nicotine reduction technologies, along with the potential for corresponding alterations in alkaloid or toxicant profiles, is needed by regulators in order to develop effective nicotine control stra
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 2, 2018 18:25
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[Africa, South Africa] FTW Pick: Illicit tobacco trade ‘destroying’ legal value chain say producers ($$)

“Our industry is under siege from illicit traders who not only sell cheap cigarettes but also procure leaf outside our borders,” said Limpopo Tobacco Processors managing director, Christo van Staden. According to AgriSA, tobacco volumes have already bee
FTW online (Freight & Trading Weekly) (za)
added Feb 1, 2018 23:46
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Expert: Azerbaijan to increase tobacco production up to 70 pct

Recently, the amount of tobacco produced has witnessed a considerable increase, according to Namig Shalbuzov, expert at Center for Economic Reforms Analysis and Communication. He told Azernews that if for 2016 some 3,600 tons of tobacco were produced in
AzerNews (az)
added Jan 30, 2018 02:00
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[North Carolina] He cut a wide swath when tobacco was king. Now, colorful auctioneer gets posthumous tribute.

tobacco so dominated North Carolina’s culture that the men who auctioned it became national celebrities....And by most accounts, the greatest of all came from tiny Louisburg in Franklin County – a tenant farmer’s boy named Percy W. Joyner. He once sold 1.
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Jan 25, 2018 21:13
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[Canada] Condos will likely be able to ban residents from smoking marijuana: lawyers

New federal legislation allowing people to consume marijuana recreationally will come into effect in mid-2018, and some condo boards have reportedly been preparing for an anticipated rise in smoking and growing marijuana plants by prohibiting both in con
Global News (ca)
added Jan 25, 2018 02:12
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[Africa] Zimbabwe tobacco under threat

under threat after main international buyers resolved not to accept tobacco cured using coal citing environmental concerns. Recently, the Global Tobacco Cigarette Companies produced guidelines on the sustainable manner tobacco should be produced, which p
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 24, 2018 16:42
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Malawi seeks divine intervention as drought, pests threaten maize crop

The Tobacco Association of Malawi said separately on Thursday it was undertaking field estimates of the cash crop amidst the drought. Tobacco is a key export earner.
Reuters
added Jan 20, 2018 01:31
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