Category: Leaf

$14 a year in tobacco wages

$14 a year in tobacco wages

| February 21, 2017

Down at the mean end of the globalized tobacco economy, Malawi tobacco farm workers can expect to pick up $14 a year in wages. Food is supplied, but sans Michelin stars.

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Commodity boards to merge

Commodity boards to merge

| February 15, 2017

The Tobacco Board looks set to be merged with four other commodity boards in India with the aim of boosting exports of tobacco, tea, coffee, rubber and spices.

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Price down in Karnataka

Price down in Karnataka

| February 14, 2017

A story reporting a decline in the average flue-cured tobacco price in the Indian state of Karnataka gave no reason why the decline had occurred.

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Alliance volumes increased

Alliance volumes increased

| February 7, 2017

Despite its leaf volumes having fallen slightly in the third quarter to the end of December and despite challenging market conditions, Alliance One International’s nine-months volumes were increased.

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Optimizing nicotine in tobacco

Optimizing nicotine in tobacco

| February 1, 2017

Investigating ways to optimize nicotine concentration in tobacco for the noncombustible market.

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Universal results webcast

Universal results webcast

| January 31, 2017

Vice president and treasurer Candace C. Formacek is due to host a Universal Corporation webcast of the company’s third-quarter results.

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Low prices cause concern

Low prices cause concern

| January 30, 2017

It is a familiar story; this time being played out in the Philippines, where tobacco growers are concerned about ‘very poor prices’.

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President intervenes

President intervenes

| January 27, 2017

The CEO of Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission has been redeployed following an intervention by the country’s President.

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$1 billion of tobacco exports

$1 billion of tobacco exports

| January 20, 2017

Turkey’s exports of tobacco products and leaf tobacco are buoyant at the moment and some believe that they could go much higher with legislative changes.

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More growers in Zimbabwe

More growers in Zimbabwe

| January 18, 2017

The number of tobacco growers in Zimbabwe has increased by 15 percent to 81,301 this farming season, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.

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Early sales mooted

Early sales mooted

| January 11, 2017

Zimbabwe is preparing to open flue-cured tobacco sales earlier this year than was the case last year, a move that should help farmer finances and the country’s economy.

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Growing proposal

Growing proposal

| January 9, 2017

A cigarette manufacturer in the Philippines is looking to expand tobacco production on the Philippines’ island of Mindanao, where growing conditions are said to be most favourable.

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Growers over-planted

Growers over-planted

| January 5, 2017

The provincial government of Ontario, Canada, says it is following the law in fining tobacco growers for over-planting, but there is a suggestion that planting rules lack clarity.

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New barn system

New barn system

| January 5, 2017

Using paddy husk to generate the heat necessary to cure tobacco is environment friendly, but now a Sri Lankan inventor has refined the system to make it more efficient.

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Export opportunities welcomed

Export opportunities welcomed

| January 4, 2017

The prospects for tobacco farmers in Cambodia have been given a lift by a trade agreement that allows for the annual duty-free import by Vietnam of 3,000 tons of unmanufactured Cambodian tobacco.

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Cream of the crop

Cream of the crop

| January 1, 2017

Demand for classical oriental tobacco remains remarkably stable.

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