Category: Leaf

Looking to ‘scrape through’

Looking to ‘scrape through’

| March 17, 2017

After two years of heavy losses, tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh, India, are simply looking to ‘scrape through’ this year’s sales season.

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Tobacco market opens

Tobacco market opens

| March 17, 2017

Grower sales of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco crop, which this year is estimated at 205 million kg, have got under way in Harare.

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Alternative crops sought

Alternative crops sought

| March 13, 2017

Bangladesh is looking to encourage its tobacco growers to switch to other crops, but the question is, will it be any more successful than have others that have tried to do the same.

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Marking a milestone

Marking a milestone

| March 5, 2017

Kirk Wayne announces retirement as president; board elects Hank Mozingo as successor.

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Seeking break-even prices

Seeking break-even prices

| February 24, 2017

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has relayed a message from Zimbabwe’s farmers that this season’s flue-cured tobacco crop is of excellent quality.

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New control act for Papua

New control act for Papua

| February 24, 2017

The provisions of a new tobacco control act in Papua New Guinea will be introduced in a way that heeds the impact they will have on affected people and businesses.

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Leaf agreement signed

Leaf agreement signed

| February 22, 2017

The Extremadura region of Spain has been praised by Japan Tobacco International for its innovative local tobacco growing sector and the quality of its leaf.

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$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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