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[Africa, Zimbabwe] $577m tobacco sold so far: TIMB

A total of 195,7 million kilogrammes of tobacco worth $576,9 million has been sold to date since the selling season opened in March this year, statistics released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 12, 2015 13:51
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[Asia-pacific] Will Trans-Pacific trade deal go up in smoke over anti-tobacco proposal?

Big Tobacco is pushing back... Despite the warnings from McConnell and other lawmakers, sources close to the talks say Froman pushed ahead with discussions on a tobacco exclusion with several countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, duri
Politico
added Aug 12, 2015 09:53
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[Asia-pacific] Tobacco exception coming in TPP — Food exports to Cuba drop — China IP report calls for patent linkage reforms

the Obama administration is working with other countries to prevent big tobacco from challenging anti-smoking laws under the rules of the deal — much to the ire of tobacco-state lawmakers and business groups, Pro Trade’s Adam Behsudi reports.
Politico
added Aug 11, 2015 18:11
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[Kentucky] How a Scott County tobacco farm allegedly mistreated workers from Mexico

According to a lawsuit the workers filed in May, McKenzie Farms illegally charged them thousands of dollars for their H-2A visas, housing and transportation; underpaid them by thousands more; provided shabby living quarters; and falsified wage-and-hour p
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 9, 2015 10:18
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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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