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[Kentucky] In 1929, Boyle County was in the middle of a tobacco boom

Few people in Danville realize what a big impact the tobacco market means to the town and the money it brings into the community. Seven hundred people are employed in the tobacco business and the weekly payroll is in excess of $21,000. The Danville Red
Danville (KY) Advocate-Messenger
added Dec 11, 2017 12:39
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[North Carolina] Tobacco earnings at $49M for 2017

“Overall, we had the year that we needed to have,” said Norman Harrell, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County. “We had a slightly above-average year in tobacco this year,” Harrell said. “My yield estimates for Wils
Wilson (NC) Daily Times
added Dec 11, 2017 12:35
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Labor, farmers appeal to bicam on tobacco excise tax

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), PhilTobacco Growers Association (PTGA) and the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) expressed their opposition to raise anew the tobacco excise tax, citing the significant reduction in production and huge j
Philippine Star (ph)
added Dec 11, 2017 12:34
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[Asia] FTA with China could boost Zimbabwe trade, study says

China and Zimbabwe trade mainly in manufactured goods. Zimbabwe's exports to China consist largely of raw materials such as tobacco, nickel, ferro chrome and cotton.
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:24
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[North Carolina] Jerome Vick honored with Tobacco Great award

Wilson County farmer Jerome Vick told about 250 tobacco farmers to “never give up.” Vick was presented with a prestigious Tobacco Great award Thursday at the 2017 Tobacco Day event held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center.
Wilson (NC) Daily Times
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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[Australia] Tobacco plants as life-savers: QUT part of European collaboration

QUT researchers’ work sequencing the genome of Australian native tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana will underpin project research Newcotiana is funded by the European Commission through its Horizon2020 research and innovation program
Queensland University of Technology (au)
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39
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[Burma/Myanmar] Robaina Tobacco Family Partners With The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company

The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company plans to roll out the Don Alejo Robaina Cigar brand in 2018, with plans to distribute in Europe, North America, and Asian markets. The Don Alejo Robaina brand will be dedicated to the memory of the "Godfather of Cuban t
PR Newswire
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39
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An archaeological dig unearths one of the earliest slave remains in Delaware

tobacco was king. The crop was heavily cultivated. It was smoked incessantly in hard clay pipes. And it served as the standard currency. Fines, as well as belongings, were valued in pounds of tobacco. A good horse was worth 1,500 pounds of tobacco. A fr
Washington Post
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27
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[Canada] Legal age to smoke pot in Manitoba to be 19; home-growing will be banned

Manitoba plans to set 19 as the minimum age to buy and use recreational marijuana once it’s legalized in July, but people would not be allowed to grow it at home for their own use. Justice Minister Heather Stefanson said the homegrown prohibition is aime
Canadian Press
added Dec 6, 2017 00:00
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PureCircle Begins Partnering With U.S. Farmers Who Have Grown Tobacco, To Now Grow Stevia English

The program will provide economic opportunities for tobacco farmers looking for a sustainable crop which is in high demand by the global food and beverage industry.
PR Newswire
added Dec 5, 2017 17:44
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