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The National Tobacco Administration says the Philippines’ tobacco output could decrease because of the declining number of tobacco areas and farmers nationwide. more

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The National Tobacco Administration now seeks to set aside the bulk of the country’s tobacco production for exports, after a smoking ban and imposed tax hike drove down domestic demand. more

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The team at biotech company CollPlant has been able to engineer tobacco plants to produce collagen for a variety of uses. more

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US tobacco farmers might be getting hit hard as trade threats bounce between the US and partners all around the world. more

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Researchers at La Trobe University have found a peptide in the flower of a tobacco plant that could be the first of a brand new kind of antibiotic. more

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The managing director of the state-run Thailand Tobacco Monopoly says the agency is required to buy domestic tobacco at “unusually high prices.” more

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The Foundation for Smoke Free World has advised farmers that there is a need to shift from tobacco to other crops that could be the country’s main earner as pressure from anti-smoking lobbyists grows. more

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Turkey was the biggest exporter of tobacco to Iran during the 11 months to February 19, worth more than US$42.35 million. more

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Tobacco cultivation provides employment opportunities to 75,000 farmers’ families in rural areas and over one million direct and indirect employment to the rest of the population in Pakistan. more

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Star Tobacco International has rebranded its corporate trade name more

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The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board expects Zimbabwe’s tobacco output to rise 5.8% this year as farmers started selling their crop at the country’s auctions. more

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A Tobacco Control Commission official said that opening prices were better this year, compared to the previous season, and they might get better still. more

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Farmer associations and industry figures shared mixed views on issues related to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector in a meeting called by the commerce and industry ministry. more

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Hundreds of tobacco farmers are accusing Mastermind Tobacco Co., Ltd., of failing to pay their arrears since 2014 while now buying cheap tobacco from Tanzania. more

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A projected 44 million kilograms of tobacco from farmers who benefited from the US$28 million credit facility from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is expected to go a long way in shielding the auction system. more

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Foreign currency incentives have played a large role in drawing more than 116,000 farmers to register for the 2017/18 marketing season. more

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If weather conditions are normal in 2018, then Indonesia should be able to produce up to 200,000 tons of tobacco. more

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Alliance One International Inc. has entered the cannabis market with the acquisition of two Canadian companies. more

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Future Market Insights has released a report projecting that by the end of 2026, the organic tobacco market will be worth US$200 million. more

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Mashonaland East has taken the lead over all the country’s provinces in terms of the hectarage that has been put under flue-cured tobacco, having 5,625 hectares of the cash crop out of the 15,296 ha planted countrywide. more

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