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[Asia-pacific] FACT SHEET: Trans Pacific Partnership and Japan: Key Outcomes for Agriculture

Tobacco: U.S. tobacco exports to Japan totaled more than $260 million in 2014. Under the TPP agreement, Japan will eliminate all tariffs on tobacco, currently as high as 30 percent, in 11 years.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
added Nov 21, 2015 16:14
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[South Carolina] The rise, and decline, of SC's tobacco crop

In 1895, The State referred to tobacco as “the pearl of the Pee Dee,” a reference depictive of the region’s tobacco crop’s economic contributions to the state. In fact, the Pee Dee region planted 95 percent of the state’s tobacco crop acreage in 1900, a
Columbia (SC) State
added Nov 18, 2015 00:17
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BAISE: Second thoughts on second-hand smoke / Studies like this never make the evening news!

authors in the Congressional Budget Office, RAND Corporation, Center for Primary Care – Stanford U., and U. of Wisconsin...conclusions come from the [NBER]...claims that workplace smoking bans "…on heart attack admissions is close to zero…"
Farm Futures
added Nov 17, 2015 23:32
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STODGHILL: On the Cigar Trail in Cuba

I savored the creamy aroma of my cigar, or puros, marveling at the perfection of the moment: the city lights and the rumba music wafting up from the streets. Even the non-cigar smoker must concede that a kind of Habanos romance swirls across this island.
New York Times
added Nov 20, 2015 16:05
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[Zimbabwe] Tobacco yields rebound

This comes after Boka Tobacco Floors CEO Rudo Boka recently told a tobacco growers’ field day in Rushinga the country’s tobacco yields were improving as more farmers gained experience and got access to technical and financial assistance.
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added Nov 16, 2015 22:27
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] EDITORIAL COMMENT: Tobacco debunks myth of land reform failure

that this country has emerged as the biggest producer of tobacco in Africa and is rated fifth in the world is no mean feat, but rather an achievement that sends a clear message that this economy is on the right track and is not a write off as brandished i
Zimbabwe Daily
added Nov 11, 2015 21:18
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[Georgia] Ga. Farm Workers Win Approval Of Wage Settlement ($$)

A Georgia district court has approved a roughly $485,000 settlement between several affiliated crop companies and a group of domestic and H-2A visa agricultural guest workers who said they weren’t paid properly, ruling that the deal was fair and reasonabl
Law360
added Nov 10, 2015 16:40
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[Asia-pacific] TOBACCO-STATE POLITICIANS: GROW UP AND DO THE RIGHT THING ON TPP

So says Peter Benson...“The American Chamber of Commerce has been advocating on behalf of tobacco companies for the TPP because the TPP would lower tariffs and lower taxes on American-made cigarettes,” Benson said. “So tobacco companies really stand to g
Global Trade Magazine
added Nov 8, 2015 21:23
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[Asia-pacific] TPP: CHAPTER 28 Dispute Settlement

In order to ensure that each Party has the ability to regulate manufactured tobacco products and protect public health, TPP, for the first time in any trade agreement, builds on structures established in the agreement to give each Party the right to decid
Medium
added Feb 4, 2016 17:54
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"Magic" native Australian tobacco plant could be key to space-based food production

discovered a gene in an ancient Australian native tobacco plant that they say is the key to growing crops in space. The plant, Nicotiana benthamiana, has long been used in labs around the world to test viruses and vaccines due to the fact it has no immune
Gizmag (blog)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:31
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