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AUDIO: Cuban tobacco farmers involved in cigar production face tough times

the tobacco growing troubles hit Cuban farmers, like Jorge Luis Pérez, hard. When I met Pérez, he was bent over a frail looking leaf in his huge field of tobacco plants. "This is is what I know," Pérez said, gently cradling some green wilty tobacco lea
Marketplace (American Public Media)
added Jun 14, 2017 21:44
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[Asia, India] Farmers seek rollback of 5% GST on raw tobacco

The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) on Wednesday urged the government to rollback 5 per cent GST imposed on raw tobacco, saying “the move will severely endanger the livelihood of tobacco growers”.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 14, 2017 21:04
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Child Labor In America Today

In the artical”A history of Child Labor” it says ” Children could only work outside of school hours and that children under 18 unable to work” This is showing that now the laws were comeing to protice there rights and that they would get an eduction, als
PolitiSeek (blog)
added Jun 14, 2017 20:21
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Child Labor Coalition applauds the introduction of two congressional bills to reduce dangerous child labor in U.S. agriculture

“In the last Congress, more than 60 organizations endorsed this legislation, which is critical to protect child farmworkers from nicotine poisoning and unnecessary pesticide exposure,” said Norma Flores López, the CLC’s Domestic Issues Committee chair. “
National Consumers League
added Jun 14, 2017 20:13
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STATEMENTS ON INTRODUCED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

By Mr. DURBIN (for himself, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Reed, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Markey, and Mr. Franken):
Congress.gov
added Jun 14, 2017 20:12
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[Illinois] AUDIO: Durbin and Cicilline: Tobacco farms are no place for kids

On World Day Against Child Labor, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) reintroduced legislation to protect child laborers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, which can include acute nicotine poisoning
RiverBender.com
added Jun 14, 2017 19:13
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Cicilline, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

The Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves....“In 2017, there is no reason for children to be work
US Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI)
added Jun 14, 2017 19:10
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[Asia, India] Proposed 18% GST on purchase of unmanufactured tobacco riles farmers

Hitherto, traders and manufacturers were exempted from paying any tax while purchasing tobacco from auction platforms. The introduction of 18% GST on unmanufactured tobacco will indirectly hit farmers, said Javare Gowda, president, Virginia Flue Cured (V
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jun 13, 2017 21:09
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Democrats’ Suit Claims Constitution Means One Thing for Obama, but Another for Trump

—Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) “maintained his farm and nail factory at Monticello and exported his tobacco crop to Great Britain.” —James Madison (1809-1817) “had a tobacco plantation in Montpelier.” —James Monroe (1817-1825) “grew timber, tobacco, and
Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation)
added Jun 13, 2017 20:43
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers gross in $450m

Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jun 13, 2017 08:20
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