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[North Carolina] TILLIS LETTER TO MICHAEL FROMAN, Office of the United States Trade Representative / TILLIS LEETER TO SEN. HATCH (PDF)

met personally with Leader McConnell and Chairman Hatch, both of whom continue to express opposition to a tobacco "carve out,"...the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA) set clear directives for you and your team,
US Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
added Aug 8, 2015 12:49
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[North Carolina] TILLIS LETTER TO MICHAEL FROMAN, Office of the United States Trade Representative / TILLIS LEETER TO SEN. HATCH (PDF)

I have once again met personally with Leader McConnell and Chairman Hatch, both of whom continue to express opposition to a tobacco "carve out," without regard to form. I share their view that the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountabil
US Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
added Aug 8, 2015 12:49
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[North Carolina] Tillis Continues Pressure On Administration To Drop Potential TPP Tobacco Carve Out

Tillis has been meeting with his Senate colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, to share his concerns that a tobacco carve out would violate provisions contained in the trade promotional aut
US Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
added Aug 8, 2015 12:38
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[Africa] Zimbabwe farmers fear winter of hunger after poor tobacco crop

Thousands of small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe fear they will be going hungry this winter after abandoning traditional staples like maize, sorghum and groundnuts for tobacco, a cash crop known locally in this southern African nation as "green gold". For 1
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2015 20:31
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[Africa, China] Tobacco Farm: What's in it for Namibians?

THE PROPOSED tobacco farm in the Zambezi region of Namibia by Chinese company Namibia Oriental Tobacco cc has raised a lot of controversy...at a time the country is facing a devastating drought that threatens its food security, top in people's mind is gr
The Namibian (na)
added Aug 7, 2015 20:29
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[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] EPA and TPP is a fundraising "scare tactic" Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate says

Pure Politics reported on Quarles’ campaign emailing supporters in an effort to protect tobacco...Democratic candidate Jean Marie Lawson Spann is warning of the move as a campaign fear tactic and fundraising tool. Last week McConnell sent a third letter t
KSTV cn|2 (Louisville, KY)
added Aug 5, 2015 14:39
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AUDIO: CLERMONT TOBACCO FARMER KEEPING PIECE OF FLORIDA HISTORY ALIVE

Once the leaves are cured they’re shipped to factories in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic where the cigars are made, then reimported and sold. What Borysiewicz gets back will be blended with tobacco from other regions to come up with different flavor
WMFE 90.7 FM (Orlando, FL)
added Aug 5, 2015 14:22
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22nd Century Group to File Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results And Announces Conference Call to Provide Business Update

company focused on technology which allows it to increase or decrease the level of nicotine in tobacco plants through genetic engineering and plant breeding. The Company’s mission is to reduce the harm caused by smoking. 22nd Century owns or exclusively c
Business Wire
added Aug 4, 2015 10:21
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[Africa] Wild Uganda Chimpanzees Using Clay as Food

Destruction of local palm trees may have driven chimpanzees in Uganda's Budongo Forest to eat clay...Raffia trees are being killed by local tobacco farmers, who strip the trees of leaves for use in curing and drying tobacco.
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2015 15:46
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[Asia-pacific] Republicans Line Up Against TPP Tobacco Carveout

McConnell, R-Ky., joined a growing Republican outcry on Thursday against a proposal to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement provisions, urging U.S. trade officials to avoid an industry-specific carveout in the final deal
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:40
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