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[China] Chinese tariffs could affect North Carolina tobacco and pork producers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said that the state exported more than $156 million worth of tobacco and more than $55 million worth of pork to China last year. "Our number one trading partner in agriculture in North Carolina is China. This amoun
WTVD ABC 11 (Durham, NC)
added Apr 6, 2018 18:50
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[Tennessee] Austin Gives Tuesday Book Club History Of County's Tobacco Industry

the meeting was a talk featuring Richard Austin, who spoke about the evolution of the Greene County tobacco industry and the role his family’s company, The Austin Company, played in it for decades from the early 1900s until its sale in 1990.
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Apr 5, 2018 19:11
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[Zimbabwe] Witness: Tobacco Farmers Kept in the Dark

Tobacco companies have responsibilities to respect human rights in their supply chains, and that includes making sure that farmers know about the dangers of nicotine exposure – particularly for children. Margaret had hoped that in those seven years, someo
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:55
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A Bitter Harvest / Child Labor and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe

research in 2016 and 2017 into conditions on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe revealed an industry tainted by child labor and confronted by other serious human rights problems as well. Zimbabwean authorities and tobacco companies should take urgent steps to addr
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:53
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Zimbabwe: Tobacco Work Harming Children

Children and adults who work on Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms are facing serious risks to their health as well as labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Child labor and other human rights abuses on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe tarnish t
Human Rights Watch
added Apr 5, 2018 14:51
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UNDER THE DOME ‘It really hits North Carolina’: China goes after tobacco in latest tariff fight

North Carolina exported more than $156 million in leaf tobacco to China in 2017, making the nation the largest consumer of the state’s tobacco in the world. That number is already down from more than $184 million in 2015 and $166 million in 2016, accordi
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Apr 5, 2018 04:40
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Malawi tobacco production drops by 12 percent

Malawi’s tobacco output declined by 12 percent in the 2017/18 farming season, dropping to 149 million kilogrammes this year from 171 million during the 2016/17 season.Tobacco Control Commission chief executive officer Kayisi Sadala said on Wednesday that
Journalducameroun.com (cm)
added Apr 4, 2018 20:41
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How picking tobacco in Connecticut influenced King's life

King himself once worked as a manual laborer, earning his first wages in the tobacco fields of Connecticut. He later recalled that his time in the state helped form his view...experienced for the first time life outside of the segregated South. In his le
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Apr 4, 2018 20:32
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[Kentucky] Projected burley tobacco acreage reaches new low

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report, which was released last week, projects that burley tobacco growers in Kentucky will set 57,000 acres for harvest this year. That’s down 6,000 acres from last year and a far cry from the 1
Bowling Green (KY) Daily News
added Apr 4, 2018 20:24
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[Asia, Mid-east] Turkey Biggest Tobacco Exporter to Iran

Turkey, with more than $42.35 million, was the biggest exporter of tobacco to Iran during the 11 months to Feb. 19. According to the latest figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, a total of about 16,100 tons of tobacco w
Financial Tribune
added Apr 4, 2018 16:57
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