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[Pennsylvania] Tobacco Growers Learn Insecticide Options

For a tobacco leaf to become a cigar wrapper, it can’t have any holes where an insect chewed on it, and it can’t have any blotches from diseases or chemicals. “It basically has to be perfect,” said Paul Denton, the program manager for GAP Connections, t
Lancaster (PA) Farming
added Mar 31, 2018 14:11
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[North Carolina] Tobacco being tested for flu vaccine production

Inside a 97,000-square-foot greenhouse in North Carolina, thousands of small tobacco plants are growing in individualized containers. In the heart of tobacco country, they are grown year round by Medicago, which is 40 percent owned by tobacco maker Phili
UPI
added Mar 30, 2018 00:43
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The Fight to Keep Tobacco Sacred

She is helping lead a movement within her tribe, the Minnesota-based White Earth Nation, to boost traditional tobacco use. This shift is not just for the sake of rebuilding a vanishing tradition; it is part of a surprising strategy to tamp down the tribe’
Scientific American
added Mar 29, 2018 14:11
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[Kentucky] McConnell looks to complete hemp’s comeback as crop

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a full pardon for hemp. The Kentucky Republican on Monday previewed legislation to free the plant from its ties to marijuana and let it take root as a legitimate crop.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2018 03:15
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Zimbabwe’s tobacco crop expected to top 200 million kg

Zimbabwe’s tobacco crop is this season expected to top 200 million kg, a harvest last realised in 1999 before the country’s land reform programme, officials in the sector said on Thursday. Contract sales of the crop opened on Thursday, and earnings from
African Independent (za)
added Mar 23, 2018 21:39
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Wanted: Former Kentucky tobacco farms to join fight against malaria

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center are testing a new crop: artemisia... Once known for expertise in growing tobacco, Kentucky is poised to become the epicenter of production of a similar plant that is used t
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 23, 2018 21:33
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VIDEO: Zimbabwe seizure of tobacco farms hamper production

Zimbabwe's tobacco selling season has begun.... But there are complaints some of the farms seized during land reforms are not being fully utilised, hindering production. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.
Al Jazeera
added Mar 23, 2018 21:36
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Zimbabwe expects higher tobacco output, could improve liquidity

Zimbabwe expects output of its second biggest export earner tobacco to rise 5.8 percent to 200 million kilogramme this year, an industry group said on Wednesday, as farmers started selling their crop at the country’s auctions.
Reuters
added Mar 23, 2018 14:59
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[Zimbabwe] Tobacco selling season kicks off

Zimbabwe’s 2018 tobacco selling opened Wednesday with officials saying production is set to increase by nearly six percent to 200 million kilogrammes this year from 189 million kg last year.Tobacco is the southern African country’s second biggest fore
Farmers Review Africa (ke)
added Mar 21, 2018 23:23
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[Africa, Nigeria, Uganda] Activists mount pressure on ILO to sever ties with Big Tobacco

“Nigeria’s delegation and that of other countries currently under tobacco industry assault should distance themselves from the Ugandan position,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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