Category: Leaf

Farmers lose out

Farmers lose out

| November 23, 2017

While the government of Tanzania and potential buyers haggle over the price that should be paid for ‘excess tobacco’, it is the farmers who are suffering.

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HNB in wider distribution

HNB in wider distribution

| November 15, 2017

What is claimed to be the only heat-not-burn product on the US market uses patented technology to heat ‘liquefied tobacco from organic tobacco leaves’.

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Still working with farmers

Still working with farmers

| November 13, 2017

British American Tobacco, which has been working with tobacco farmers for more than a century, said today it is working to enable prosperous livelihoods for its leaf-supplier farmers.

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Row over ILO tobacco funds

Row over ILO tobacco funds

| November 10, 2017

One question that seems not to have been asked as part of a discussion about tobacco-industry funding of efforts to eliminate child labor in tobacco production concerns why the funding is so modest.

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Universal’s volume sales up

Universal’s volume sales up

| November 8, 2017

Burley production was down in Africa partly due to the ‘low grower prices’ paid during the previous season when there was ‘excess production’.

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Best Malawi season for JTI

Best Malawi season for JTI

| November 3, 2017

All of JTI Leaf Malawi’s tobacco growers have been able to pay off their financing loans taken out in support of the 2016-17 production season. 

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Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

| November 2, 2017

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

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AOI sales increased

AOI sales increased

| November 2, 2017

Alliance One International’s volume sales of leaf tobacco increased by 2.1 percent during the six months to the end of September, while the value of those sales was up by 11.3 percent.

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Child labor dispute

Child labor dispute

| November 2, 2017

The Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation has reacted with indignation to allegations that its work ‘aims to keep farmers dependent on aid from the tobacco industry…’

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Farmers seek protection

Farmers seek protection

| October 31, 2017

Tobacco farmers in Indonesia are calling for protection from imports. Why wouldn’t they? What has globalization done for them?

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Leaf price up – and down

Leaf price up – and down

| October 27, 2017

Japan’s tobacco growers are due next year to be paid a per-kg price for leaf that will be about one percent lower than the price they were paid in 2014.

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Universal to webcast results

Universal to webcast results

| October 26, 2017

Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer of Universal Corporation, will host a second-quarter-results conference-call on November 7.

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Grower registrations up

Grower registrations up

| October 25, 2017

Grower registrations for Zimbabwe’s 2017/18 flue-cured tobacco season are up sharply on those of the 2016/17 season.

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Tobacco under pressure

Tobacco under pressure

| October 24, 2017

Some of Turkey’s tobacco growers, along with other farmers, are unhappy at some of the government’s agricultural policies.

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Growers have their say

Growers have their say

| October 23, 2017

Tobacco growers are urging regulators to enact only those tobacco-control measures that are effective; not those that only disrupt tobacco production.

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ILO told to cut tobacco ties

ILO told to cut tobacco ties

| October 19, 2017

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance has accused the tobacco industry of doing little to address poverty among tobacco farmers.

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Growing plans in Azerbaijan

Growing plans in Azerbaijan

| October 19, 2017

Azerbaijan plans to almost double the area it has under tobacco, presumably to help reduce its heavy dependence on imported tobacco products.

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Tobacco losing out in India

Tobacco losing out in India

| October 10, 2017

Tobacco is starting to lose its allure in some areas of India, where high prices are being offered for Bengal gram, a crop that is relatively easy to produce.

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Tobacco association formed

Tobacco association formed

| October 9, 2017

Azerbaijan has ambitions to increase its production and export of tobacco and tobacco products.

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Self-sufficiency a dream

Self-sufficiency a dream

| October 9, 2017

Several recent stories have reported that Iran is planning to become self-sufficient in tobacco production, but a new report suggests that this plan is unlikely to work.

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