Category: Leaf

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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Tobacco under pressure

Tobacco under pressure

| October 24, 2017

Some of Turkey’s tobacco growers, along with other farmers, are unhappy at some of the government’s agricultural policies.

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Growers have their say

Growers have their say

| October 23, 2017

Tobacco growers are urging regulators to enact only those tobacco-control measures that are effective; not those that only disrupt tobacco production.

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ILO told to cut tobacco ties

ILO told to cut tobacco ties

| October 19, 2017

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance has accused the tobacco industry of doing little to address poverty among tobacco farmers.

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Growing plans in Azerbaijan

Growing plans in Azerbaijan

| October 19, 2017

Azerbaijan plans to almost double the area it has under tobacco, presumably to help reduce its heavy dependence on imported tobacco products.

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Tobacco losing out in India

Tobacco losing out in India

| October 10, 2017

Tobacco is starting to lose its allure in some areas of India, where high prices are being offered for Bengal gram, a crop that is relatively easy to produce.

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Tobacco association formed

Tobacco association formed

| October 9, 2017

Azerbaijan has ambitions to increase its production and export of tobacco and tobacco products.

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Self-sufficiency a dream

Self-sufficiency a dream

| October 9, 2017

Several recent stories have reported that Iran is planning to become self-sufficient in tobacco production, but a new report suggests that this plan is unlikely to work.

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Tobacco losing its allure

Tobacco losing its allure

| October 5, 2017

The future for tobacco in Malawi ‘does not look good’, which is why stakeholders are starting to hedge their bets through diversifications.

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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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