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[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

[Poland] Universal Corporation Announces Agreement with Philip Morris International Inc. to Process Polish Tobaccos

Previously, the processing of these tobaccos was handled directly by PMP. The arrangement reinforces both PMI's and Universal's strong, continuing commitment to Polish-grown leaf tobacco and the grower communities. Mr. Freeman stated, "We are pleased to
PR Newswire
added Oct 7, 2015 13:19

[Connecticut] State tobacco farmers hope for future around Cuban cigars

SOUTH WINDSOR — As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba. Several months after President Barack Obama renewed diplomatic relations between the United States and
Waterbury (CT) Republican-American
added Oct 6, 2015 22:33

North Carolina: Excessive Rains Could Prove a Mixed Blessing – USDA

6-8 inches rainfall over the last week has saturated tobacco and late cucurbit fields delaying harvests and has compromised both crops. Fortunately, flooding has not been significant thus far.
AgFax Media
added Oct 7, 2015 13:29

[Asia-pacific] VIDEO: Trade Deal Announcement Highlights Tobacco Problem (Video) (Updated)

But what a difference a few months makes...consistently over the summer is that the TPP agreement will not provide certain protections for tobacco companies, drawing cheers from anti-smoking advocates and jeers from tobacco supporters....Tobacco is a sign
Roll Call
added Oct 6, 2015 16:54

[Asia-pacific, Kentucky, North Carolina] Pacific trade pact gets mixed reception on Capitol Hill

The tobacco issue also could cost the TPP deal the support of North Carolina's two Republican senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, both of whom voted for the Trade Promotion Authority bill in June that set the negotiating guidelines and established the
added Oct 5, 2015 22:47

[Asia-pacific, Georgia] VIDEO: Trade Deal Announcement Highlights Tobacco Problem (Video) (Updated)

Utah Republican Orrin G. Hatch told CQ Roll Call Monday he is “leaning against” supporting the deal, particularly over the exclusion of tobacco from certain protections. “Although I don’t support tobacco at all, I still think it was essential,” Hatch sa
Roll Call
added Oct 5, 2015 22:08

Marijuana Pesticide Flap Brings Consumer Lawsuit in Colorado

a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed...Colorado has approved a list of pesticides that are acceptable to grow pot...leaves out several pesticides that are commonly used on both food and tobacco.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 5, 2015 18:39

[Asia-pacific] In Historic Step for Public Health, Trans-Pacific Partnership Protects Health Measures from Tobacco Industry Attack

The tobacco industry and its political allies claim this provision would harm tobacco farmers. Make no mistake: This provision would not impact trade of tobacco leaf in any way and includes language specifically exempting tobacco leaf. It is focused on p
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 5, 2015 13:36
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