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Cigar manufacturer J. Cortès has bought the Oliva family’s leaf operations and three tobacco farms in Nicaragua, further consolidating its hand-rolled cigar operation in the country. Read more

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This season appears to be promising for tobacco crops in Mayari, Holguin. Even though it has not rained much this year, many tobacco farmers have access to irrigation in one way or another. Read more

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According to former minister and BJP leader A H Vishwanath, nearly three million kilograms of tobacco remains unsold in Mysuru and Hassan districts. Read more

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The increasing footprint of Covid-19 has had its adverse effect on many sectors till date and tobacco farmers seem to be the latest addition to that list. Read more

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Cultivation of tobacco continues with increasing trend in Lalmonirhat as growers are getting lucrative offers from different tobacco companies. Read more

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Malawi Tobacco Commission chief executive officer Kayisi Sadala says preparation for the 2020 market season is on despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

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As the coronavirus threatens the start of sales of tobacco, Zimbabwe’s second-largest source of foreign exchange, the country’s severe shortage of US dollars is set to worsen. Read more

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The Zimbabwean government recently invoked extraordinary regulations that do not allow gatherings of more than 100 people, as it takes pre-emptive measures to prevent the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

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Tobacco exports earned US$195 million from the sale of 53 m.kg by March 12, 2020, a substantial advance on the 40 m.kg worth US$174 million exported by the same time last year. Read more

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The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board commended the quality of tobacco produced this season, attributing its eminence to the rains and good agronomic practices. Read more

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The 2020 tobacco output for Zimbabwe is expected to decline by 13% to 225 million kilograms (m.kg) from a record high of 259 m.kg in the last season due to drought. Read more

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The Philippines has announced plans to enhance the country’s tobacco industry through farm mechanization and the implementation of modernized tobacco farming technology. Read more

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Following the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board’s call to decentralize operations, several tobacco companies have shown interest in setting up auction floors in Hurungwe. Read more

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The Australian Taxation Office discovered and shut down an AU$3 million tobacco-growing operation near Goulburn, seizing and destroying more than 10.3 tons of illicit tobacco. Read more

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Kentucky’s Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association will be paying out millions to several thousand tobacco farmers. Read more

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Farmers in Lalmonirhat are dedicating more land to the cultivation of tobacco this year, to cover up the losses they incurred from paddy in the last cropping season, as they have received assurances of good prices from tobacco companies. Read more

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The Tobacco Association of Malawi says it expects tobacco farmers to produce 161 million kgs of the crop during the 2019/20 growing season but has warned farmers against overproduction. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announces that the Leaf Tobacco Deliberative Council has released its report to the consultation for domestic leaf tobacco cultivation area and purchase prices for 2020. Read more

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Tobacco Board chairman Raghunadha Babu Yadlapati says that in order to maintain productivity in the face of increasing farm labor shortages, mechanized farming is a necessity. Read more

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In a 2019-2020 season that was largely blighted by drought, tobacco farmers managed another record-breaking feat by delivering 259.5 mln kgs of the cash crop, up from a historic 252 million kg recorded last year. Read more

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