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[Asia, India] Growers urge government to intervene in new tobacco advisory

The tobacco growers association here on Friday urged the government to intervene against the Graphic Health Warning directive issued by the health ministry. The new advisory mandates a revision in the existing warning from 40 percent to 85 percent on bo
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Mar 4, 2016 17:15

[South America/Caribbean] Photo essay: Cuba's tobacco country becomes tourist attraction

Cuban cigar industry officials say they have seen little impact on domestic sales from a boom in tourism that has brought hundreds of thousands of new visitors to Havana. That may be partly because while some tourists visit official cigar stores, many oth
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 4, 2016 17:05

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco marketing season to begin 30 March

A delayed tobacco selling season will begin on 30 March with expectations this season’s total volume will be about 160 million kgs, The Herald reported. Last year about 200 million kgs were sold. Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board Chairperson Monica Chi
Tobacco Journal International
added Mar 4, 2016 14:28

[Europe] Russia Stresses Cuban Environmental Surveillance Network

Cuba's early warning system for ozone damage to plantations was the focus of interest at the 29th convention of the Working Group on Vegetation...efficiency of the Caribbean nation's warning system particularly in the protection of tobacco crops, which ar
Radio Cadena Agramonte Digital (cu)
added Mar 4, 2016 01:35

EPA Wants Insecticide Pulled Due To Enviro Safety Risks ($$)

plans to force Bayer CropScience and Nichino to stop making products with an insecticide...flubendiamide can break down into a toxic material that can harm aquatic invertebrate animals...registered to be used on more than 200 crops, including...tobacco, c
added Mar 2, 2016 15:02

[Asia, Bangladesh] Appellate Division upholds HC verdict on tobacco control

has upheld a High Court verdict pronounced 16 years ago to control production and processing of tobacco products. The verdict contained several directives, which asked the government to extend financial support to farmers so that they could stop growing (bd)
added Mar 1, 2016 19:23

Cuban cigar-maker says overcoming bad weather with better seeds

Habanos S.A. has compensated for a series of bad harvests by using genetically improved seeds and the renewal of weather-damaged land in Cuba's western tobacco-growing region, company officials said on Monday.
added Mar 1, 2016 19:15

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Stanbic unveils tobacco debit card

STANBIC Bank Zimbabwe has unveiled a special debit card for tobacco farmers starting this farming season. Farmers only need to have an identification card (ID) and grower number to access the new service. Stanbic marketing and corporate affairs manager,
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 29, 2016 17:01
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[Connecticut] Ex-State Legislator Jarmoc Fires Back In Farm Dispute

A former state legislator has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a probate judge's ruling that ordered him to pay back his father's estate more than $2 million and accused him of using the family tobacco farm to obtain loans to fund a "lavish lifestyle.
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Feb 27, 2016 01:42

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco hectarage drops 14percent

THE area put under tobacco has dropped by about 14 percent to 92,160 hectares this season due to the late rainfall the country has received.
Chronicle (zw)
added Feb 25, 2016 05:35
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