Category: Leaf

Japan’s leaf gets all clear

Japan’s leaf gets all clear

| October 5, 2017

Japan’s domestic Burley crop has been given the all-clear following tests for radioactive materials – tests that have been carried out since an accident at a nuclear power plant in 2011.

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Taiwan to stop growing

Taiwan to stop growing

| October 4, 2017

Yesterday on this site a story told how people might be paid to stop smoking. Today, below, there is a story about how tobacco growers are being paid not to produce the crop.

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Duty-rise welcomed

Duty-rise welcomed

| October 2, 2017

An increase in duties on unmanufactured tobacco and tobacco refuse has been welcomed by the Zambia Association of Manufacturers.

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Flue-cured prices up sharply

Flue-cured prices up sharply

| September 27, 2017

Flue-cured sales in India have become a year-round activity as those in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka overlap in March and September.

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Leaf partnerships sought

Leaf partnerships sought

| September 26, 2017

One way of ‘encouraging’ Indonesian tobacco manufacturers to buy local leaf is to make such purchases a condition of importing tobacco.

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22nd Century set free

22nd Century set free

| September 26, 2017

22nd Century says that being free of a ‘restrictive license agreement’ with British American Tobacco means that it can pursue more lucrative strategic partnerships.

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Growing organically

Growing organically

| September 25, 2017

Tobacco accounted for a third of the value of the organic commodities produced last year in the US state of Virginia.

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New tobacco floor prices

New tobacco floor prices

| September 22, 2017

New minimum tobacco prices that will be in force for the next two sales seasons are too low for growers and too high for buyers. So what’s new?

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Growers left indebted

Growers left indebted

| September 21, 2017

Poor weather, poor yields and poor purchase prices are pointing tobacco producers in Bosnia-Herzegovina towards the illegal trade.

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CORESTA deadlines near

CORESTA deadlines near

| September 20, 2017

The online registration deadlines for CORESTA’s 2017 Joint Study Group meetings are September 27 and October 8.

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Vuse is boycott target

Vuse is boycott target

| September 11, 2017

Vuse, the top-selling US electronic cigarette, is being targeted by a farmworker labor group unhappy with Reynolds American Inc’s attitude to tobacco-farmworker conditions of employment.

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Deadlock over leaf prices

Deadlock over leaf prices

| September 8, 2017

It doesn’t seem to make much sense to hold down leaf prices – perhaps below the cost of production – because cigarette manufacturers are holding too much stock.

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Call to end contract farming

Call to end contract farming

| September 7, 2017

Despite the benefits that tobacco growing produces for Zimbabwe – and for tobacco dealers and manufacturers, and governments in other countries – most growers remain poor.

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Leaf production down

Leaf production down

| September 7, 2017

Dissatisfaction with the grading system in the Philippines is apparently causing some tobacco growers to reduce their plantings.

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Growers told to up quality

Growers told to up quality

| September 7, 2017

One of two stories published in the Philippines yesterday suggests that growers can earn more by improving leaf quality, while the second suggests that graders might downgrade their leaf.

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Growing pollution in China

Growing pollution in China

| September 6, 2017

Plastic film is used as a mulch on almost all the land on which tobacco is grown in China, and that film is not biodegradable and is often not recycled.

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$14 a year is not enough

$14 a year is not enough

| September 6, 2017

Farmworkers in Malawi are paid as little as $14 a year. Little wonder then that an international workers’ association is pushing for collective bargaining.

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Zimbabwe prices flat

Zimbabwe prices flat

| September 5, 2017

Contrary to an earlier report; it seems that grower prices for flue-cured tobacco in Zimbabwe were flat in 2017.

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The die is cast

The die is cast

| August 31, 2017

By switching from growing tobacco to indigo, US farmers will benefit from the fact that they will be paid, initially at least, on a per-acre basis.

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Leaf tax to remain

Leaf tax to remain

| August 29, 2017

Although China is soon to introduce a new law on leaf-tobacco tax, it seems that the tax, levied on buyers, is likely to remain at 20 percent.

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