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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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Gender issues at the core of tobacco control

Tobacco growing requires specially high levels of pesticides and fertilizers. In low and middle income countries (LMICs), tobacco farmers, who are mainly women, are subjected to the risks of exposure to tobacco products given the poor working conditions.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:41
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco growers seek incentives, low tax rates

A representative of the tobacco growers on Saturday asked government to provide incentives and lower taxes on tobacco production to give relief to the farmers. “Tobacco contributes to federal exchequer in shape of sales tax and federal excise duty (FED)
The News (pk)
added Apr 1, 2018 17:44
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco cultivation creates jobs for 75,000 farmers' families

Tobacco is being cultivated on about 0.25 per cent land in Pakistan and provides employment opportunities to 75,000 farmers' families in rural areas and over one million direct and indirect employments to other population. "Tobacco contributes to federal
The Nation (pk)
added Mar 31, 2018 20:55
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[Pennsylvania] Tobacco Growers Learn Insecticide Options

For a tobacco leaf to become a cigar wrapper, it can’t have any holes where an insect chewed on it, and it can’t have any blotches from diseases or chemicals. “It basically has to be perfect,” said Paul Denton, the program manager for GAP Connections, t
Lancaster (PA) Farming
added Mar 31, 2018 14:11
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[North Carolina] Tobacco being tested for flu vaccine production

Inside a 97,000-square-foot greenhouse in North Carolina, thousands of small tobacco plants are growing in individualized containers. In the heart of tobacco country, they are grown year round by Medicago, which is 40 percent owned by tobacco maker Phili
UPI
added Mar 30, 2018 00:43
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The Fight to Keep Tobacco Sacred

She is helping lead a movement within her tribe, the Minnesota-based White Earth Nation, to boost traditional tobacco use. This shift is not just for the sake of rebuilding a vanishing tradition; it is part of a surprising strategy to tamp down the tribe’
Scientific American
added Mar 29, 2018 14:11
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[Kentucky] McConnell looks to complete hemp’s comeback as crop

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a full pardon for hemp. The Kentucky Republican on Monday previewed legislation to free the plant from its ties to marijuana and let it take root as a legitimate crop.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2018 03:15
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Zimbabwe’s tobacco crop expected to top 200 million kg

Zimbabwe’s tobacco crop is this season expected to top 200 million kg, a harvest last realised in 1999 before the country’s land reform programme, officials in the sector said on Thursday. Contract sales of the crop opened on Thursday, and earnings from
African Independent (za)
added Mar 23, 2018 21:39
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VIDEO: Zimbabwe seizure of tobacco farms hamper production

Zimbabwe's tobacco selling season has begun.... But there are complaints some of the farms seized during land reforms are not being fully utilised, hindering production. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.
Al Jazeera
added Mar 23, 2018 21:36
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