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The International Tobacco Growers Association reports there have been innumerable constraints on leaf production this season. more

Sep 12, 2017 8:00 PM Leaf

After a hard production year in 2016, American burley tobacco producers had good prospects through mid-season of 2017 for producing a crop that could restore inventories and allow growers to realize a profit. more

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM Leaf

Malawi: Premium Burley to the World

Courtesy of Premium Tama Tobacco Malawi Ltd.

Geographically relatively obscure, the African country of Malawi nevertheless has a global reputation for producing the finest burley leaf outside the US. TOBACCO ASIA talks to some of the main players. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Part of our ongoing series on independent leaf suppliers, TOBACCO ASIA is venturing to opposite ends of the globe, introducing a cooperative in Kentucky as well as what is called the first privately operated leaf processor in Laos. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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