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Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers in the Southeast and Their Family Members or Representatives Can Get Money in $24 Million Settlement

has reached a $24 million Settlement to resolve claims made by current and former U.S. Tobacco members over reserve funds. Tobacco growers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama who were or are members of U.S. Toba
PR Newswire
added Oct 31, 2017 00:41
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[Africa] Opinion / Interviews / Zimbabwe won't shut down struggling embassies, says Mzembi

A: Zimbabwe is a signatory to the (FCTC) and its economy is transitioning to alternatives. However, in the interim, we will continue to strictly observe the set guidelines in the production and trading of tobacco. FCTC does not abruptly stop production a
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Mzembi speaks on WHO furore

Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi says he has no regrets about his decision to lobby for the role of (WHO) goodwill envoy for President Robert Mugabe and shall not be deterred from marketing the veteran leader by angry hecklers. In an exclusive inte
The Daily News (zw)
added Oct 29, 2017 15:50
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Swisher Sweets, Sunbelt Expo Recognize Southeastern Farmer of the Year

Robert Mills, Jr., a first generation farmer who grows tobacco and raises beef cattle and pullet breeder chickens near Callands, Va., has been selected as the overall winner...Mills now offers himself as an example for young people who face long odds in
Convenience Store Decisions
added Oct 30, 2017 01:48
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U.N. labour agency urged to cut ties with tobacco firms

“Tobacco companies victimise farmers and other workers through manipulative practices, including unfair pricing strategies, abusive contracts and child labour. They have no place in a UN agency concerned with fair labour practices and human rights,” says
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 25, 2017 13:30
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Turkey sees 'village uprising' as rural areas hit hard by liberal economic policies

Meanwhile, in the tobacco sector, heavy prison sentences and fines introduced against tobacco growers were the source of more fury. Tobacco growers protested new regulations introduced by parliament restricting how, where and when Turks can produce tobac
Al-Monitor
added Oct 24, 2017 04:59
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: Curbing growth in cigarette sales

But even the pricing mechanism has its limitations, because the government has to consider several factors in determining the tax level. Too steep a rise in the tax could adversely hurt the industry, which directly and indirectly employs an estimated 3.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 23, 2017 14:05
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[Uruguay, Zimbabwe] Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work. The United States, which has imposed sanctions on Mugabe for alleged human rights violations, said it was “disappointed.”
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2017 22:58
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Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body

The Governing Body – which will hold its upcoming 331st sessions beginning October 26 through November 9 —is expected to decide whether to sever tobacco companies from its partnership with ILO. “If the ILO is to live up to its promise of promoting right
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:24
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22nd Century Completes Successful Hemp Field Trials with University of Virginia

first successful harvest of hemp plants and identified several promising hemp varieties that could form the foundation for commercial hemp production throughout the legacy tobacco belt region of the United States. “We are delighted with the results of ou
Business Wire
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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