Category: Leaf

PM visits tobacco growers

PM visits tobacco growers

| December 28, 2017

Putting to one side the inevitable higher-prices pep-talk, the real story of the Macedonian Prime Minister’s visit to tobacco areas was the fact that he made the trip.

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Decentralizing sales

Decentralizing sales

| December 14, 2017

Setting up auction sales floors outside Harare should help some tobacco farmers reduce their costs of transport, but some are concerned about whether there will be enough buyers to go around.

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Taxes on taxes on taxes…

Taxes on taxes on taxes…

| December 11, 2017

The more that governments denigrate tobacco consumption, the more they are able to use the industry as a tax milch cow, even to the detriment of impoverished farmers and farm laborers.

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Sweet offer to leaf growers

Sweet offer to leaf growers

| December 6, 2017

Trials in North Carolina, US, have indicated that stevia production could offer farmers there an alternative to tobacco.

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Grower registrations up

Grower registrations up

| December 6, 2017

Farmer registrations for growing flue-cured tobacco in Zimbabwe during the 2017/18 season are up sharply – and are still rising – on those of the 2016/17 season.

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Azerbaijan to up production

Azerbaijan to up production

| December 4, 2017

Azerbaijan is looking to cut its annual bill for importing cigarettes by growing more leaf tobacco and increasing its manufacturing capability.

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Russia goes for DIY tobacco

Russia goes for DIY tobacco

| November 29, 2017

Some people in Russia are said to be smoking tobacco grown in their own gardens. Growing tobacco is relatively easy, but growing tobacco and processing it into a smokable product is more difficult.

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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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