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[Zimbabwe] Government to assist tobacco farmers meet 2020 guidelines

Government is working hard to ensure tobacco growers meet the 2020 Global Tobacco Cigarette Companies guidelines...state that as from 2020, international buyers would no longer be accepting tobacco that has not been produced in a sustainable manner, inclu
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 21, 2018 02:51
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco hectarage declines 5.5 percent

THE area planted under the tobacco crop in the 2017/18 cropping season has declined by 5.5 percent to 104 397 hectares from 110 518ha during the same period last year, official figures show
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15
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[North Carolina] Review: The Packhouse a Beautiful Nod to Carolina’s Tobacco Past

The décor is thoughtful, making The Packhouse more than just a trendy, history-based name. Baskets large enough to hold tobacco leaves hang from the ceiling, and the door handles are fashioned from aged farming tools. A private dining room is closed off
Charlotte (NC) Magazine
added Feb 20, 2018 00:14
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[Australia] Fines and jail time increase for illegal tobacco growing

THE Australasian Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed tougher penalties for illegal tobacco farms. "Taxpayers lose $1.6 billion in excise each year as a result of organised tobacco crime, and that money is literally diverted from hospitals and
Bundaberg (QLD) NewsMail and Guardian (au)
added Feb 16, 2018 22:00
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[Zimbabwe] Be responsible, Shiri tells tobacco farmers

Government has urged tobacco farmers to be responsible and adhere to laid down regulations, especially on destroying stalks and crop residue, to avoid the spread of pests and diseases that might adversely affect a viable industry that has immensely contr
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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IKERD: How Big Ag is Borrowing Big Tobacco’s Playbook

The term “sound science” was actually coined by the tobacco industry in the early 1990s... The only defense put forth by CAFO proponents is that there is no “scientific proof” that any specific CAFO represents a specific public health risk. This is the s
In These Times
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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[North Carolina] CONVERTING TOBACCO FIELDS INTO SOLAR FARMS CAN SAVE HALF A MILLION LIVES A YEAR

As demand for solar energy grew in recent years, so did the need for land for solar farms...the answer may be in converting tobacco plantations into energy generators. The approach would kill two birds with one stone—it would reduce the production of tob
JSTOR
added Feb 14, 2018 03:21
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[Canada] P.E.I. marijuana business expects jobs, production to blossom after purchase

The purchase of Canada’s Island Garden by a large American company will allow P.E.I.’s pot plant to grow exponentially, says the company’s president and CEO. ... How wonderful is it to have U.S. tobacco-leaf merchant Alliance One International Inc. acqui
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added Feb 14, 2018 03:50
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[Canada, North Carolina] U.S. tobacco supplier acquires majority stakes in PEI, Ontario pot companies

A U.S. tobacco leaf merchant has acquired majority stakes in a PEI licensed medical marijuana producer and a cannabis company that is developing indoor growing operations in Ontario. Alliance One International Inc., based in North Carolina, says its subs
St. John's (Nfl) Telegram (ca)
added Feb 14, 2018 03:49
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Universal Corporation's David C. Moore to Retire as CFO; Johan C. Kroner Named Successor

PR Newswire
added Feb 13, 2018 16:56
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