Category: Leaf

Farmers flock to tobacco

Farmers flock to tobacco

| December 30, 2016

The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco in Zimbabwe this season has increased by more than 14 percent on that of last season, and plantings are up by about 17.5 percent.

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Leaf glut depresses prices

Leaf glut depresses prices

| December 27, 2016

Despite greater volumes, tobacco farmers in Malawi earned 18 percent less from their tobacco than they did last year.

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Plantings up in Zimbabwe

Plantings up in Zimbabwe

| December 23, 2016

The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco in Zimbabwe has increased by almost 15 percent this season, and the area planted to tobacco has risen by more than 11 percent.

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Hemp plantings up in Kentucky

Hemp plantings up in Kentucky

| December 23, 2016

A number of farmers in Kentucky are starting to plant hemp instead of tobacco because hemp is ‘taking off’ while the tobacco market is ‘flailing’.

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Malawi’s tenancy system ‘evil’

Malawi’s tenancy system ‘evil’

| December 22, 2016

The tenancy labor system in Malawi has come under attack during a workshop called to discuss whether it should be regulated or abolished in respect of tobacco production.

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Changing perceptions

Changing perceptions

| November 12, 2016

Giving U.S. leaf its due

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Moving mainstream

Moving mainstream

| November 1, 2016

Can organic leaf break out of its niche?

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Close to the base

Close to the base

| October 1, 2016

Independents hold their own in an increasingly concentrated market.

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A remarkable journey

A remarkable journey

| July 21, 2016

Tanzania’s transformation into a prominent leaf tobacco supplier has been a process rather than an event—and it continues today.

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U.S. Tobacco Cooperative

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative

| July 7, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTC) was left out of Tobacco Reporter’s July 2016 Who’s who edition (“From the source,” page 50), which focused on leaf merchants. As a key player in the leaf tobacco industry, USTC should of course have been included. Tobacco Reporter regrets the omission. Below is the profile that should have run in […]

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Balancing act

Balancing act

| May 1, 2016

Flavor styles are getting scarce.

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Jamaican production down 43%

Jamaican production down 43%

| August 22, 2014

Chief technical director for Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Dermon Spence, told the Jamaica Observer that preliminary figures for 2014 show a 43 percent decrease in tobacco cultivation when compared to 2011, the most recent year, prior to 2014, for which a survey was done. “The last survey we did was in 2011 and it showed that the […]

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Cheers, Brazil!

Cheers, Brazil!

| June 12, 2014

This story, provided by Iggesund Paperboard, has only a paper-thin connection to tobacco, but it provides TR with an opportunity to show support for that great tobacco-producing nation, Brazil, as it kicks off the World Cup finals today. Apparently, the Taittinger champagne house is supplying the official champagne for this year’s World Cup. The company […]

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Universal reports $107 million income for nine months

Universal reports $107 million income for nine months

| February 8, 2013

Universal Corp. reported net income of $106.6 million for the nine months ending Dec. 31, up from $66.3 million for the same period of the previous fiscal year. Revenues increased by 1 percent to $1.8 billion for the first nine months of fiscal year 2013, mostly as a result of higher volumes from carryover crop […]

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