Chris Bickers

American farmers have a problem right now, and by all accounts, it is a side effect of the current world oversupply of neutral filler tobacco. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corporation has embarked on a rebranding mission that has made the tobacco industry aware of its new identity. more

May 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The 2015 tobacco season in the United States will be remembered as one in which the production prospects started low and just kept going down. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

A new and potentially lucrative use for tobacco will soon be put into commercial production in the United States. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

The Trans-Pacific Partnership may yet lose its biggest participant over a controversial provision that would exempt tobacco from protections allowed for other agricultural sectors. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

The American leaf industry definitely did not need a bumper crop from the 2015 season. Through the beginning of August, it was clear there wasn’t going to be one for either of the major tobacco types, although for different reasons. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Philip Morris International changed the way it buys tobacco in direct contrast to other companies' strategies. more

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

The Tobacco Asia Profile: Few Westerners in the leaf trade are more keenly aware of the challenges of buying and selling leaf in Asia than Pieter Sikkel. more

May 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Features

From the Associate editor

Is anyone accountable for their own life anymore?

Alcohol and sugar are found to be a health risk but the tobacco industry faces harshest criticism.

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