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[Asia, India] Tobacco farmers asked to shift to other crops

The agriculture ministry is seriously pursuing with states to convince farmers that they should grow alternative crops, sources said. States have been asked to formulate specific plans at a meeting chaired by Ashok Dalwai, additional secretary in the min
Financial Chronicle (in)
added Oct 15, 2015 13:05

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Growers alarmed by planned TPP tobacco carve-out

The Tobacco Growers’ Association of North Carolina (TGANC) has said that it is alarming and un-American that for the first time in history the White House is actively working to discriminate against its own farmers in trade agreement negotiations.
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 14, 2015 15:13

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Fight over tobacco could derail gains for pork, poultry

A new trade agreement could mean significant gains for North Carolina’s pork and poultry industries, but a fight over the rights of tobacco companies in foreign markets could thwart the entire effort. Twelve nations — the United States, Australia, Brunei
Kinston (NC) Free Press
added Oct 13, 2015 10:16

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Tobacco draws a fight in trade deal

this boils down to curbing tobacco’s ability to mitigate antismoking efforts, which suppress tobacco sales. That ripples back to the farmers and fields in North Carolina and Virginia and Kentucky, home to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tillis, e
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Oct 11, 2015 08:40

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] E. Java stands against tobacco excise hike plan

The East Java provincial administration has expressed its opposition to the central government’s plan to increase the country’s revenue target from tobacco excise next year. The administration argued that the plan would produce massive lay-offs in the co
Jakarta Post (id)
added Oct 10, 2015 13:21

[Kentucky] ‘It’s all about the smoke’ Dark fired tobacco finds its way into premium cigars

Cigar aficionados from across the country gravitated to Robert Gray’s operation in southern Christian County by the hundred Saturday for the Kentucky Barn Smoker, an event that promised an intimate experience with Kentucky’s dark fired tobacco crop.
Kentucky New Era
added Oct 10, 2015 12:13

[Asia-pacific] AUDIO: Orrin Hatch On TPP: Despite Concerns, Fast-Track Authority Was 'Essential'

we're starting to lose people that we had ... For instance, tobacco has not been taken care of in this. And tobacco state senate - as much as I hate tobacco, we needed to have it in there. SIEGEL: You need some tobacco state senators.
Public Radio East
added Oct 9, 2015 12:46

22nd Century Announces Hiring of Key Executive; Dr. Paul J. Rushton Will Spearhead Growth and Commercialization of 22nd Century’s Plant Biotechnology Portfolio

“Hiring a scientist of Paul Rushton’s caliber – especially given his extensive work in tobacco plant biotechnology – is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. He will be invaluable to 22nd Century” Dr. Rushton has published over fifty scienti
Business Wire
added Oct 8, 2015 10:36

[North Carolina] While rains hammer NC crops, a bit early to assess damage

Agriculture officials say that poultry and hog operations appeared to have come through the storm all right. But when the rains came, workers were just getting into the fields to harvest such things as peanuts, sweet potatoes and tobacco.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 8, 2015 09:35

[Asia-pacific] WashU Expert: Time for tobacco-state politicians to make ‘adult choice’ on Pacific trade agreement

Benson, the author of “Tobacco Capitalism: Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry”...the tobacco industry is allowed to continue profiting from the global marketing of a product clearly shown to cause health problems and mor
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
added Oct 7, 2015 23:55
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