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The Black Tobacco Farmers Association was introduced to the industry in late January 2019. Read more

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Malawi is following in the footsteps of other African countries to look at legalizing cannabis. Read more

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India has signed a protocol to revive the export of tobacco leaf to China, in a bid to reduce its US$63 billion trade deficit. The first such agreement was signed in 2008. Read more

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US farmers are facing a new threat: the growing use of e-cigarettes that get their nicotine from processed tobacco grown much more cheaply in emerging markets. Read more

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Universal Leaf Philippines, Inc. will be increasing its purchases of leaf tobaccos in the Philippines as part of a new leaf supply arrangement for the Philippines with Philip Morris International Management SA. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the leaf tobacco deliberative council released its annual determinations for domestic leaf tobacco cultivation area and grower prices for 2019. Read more

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Hurricane Florence and US-China trade tensions are causing North Carolina farmers to worry. Read more

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The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board is encouraging tobacco farmers to diversify into other high-value export crops such as chia, an oilseed, to boost their income. Read more

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The Indonesia Tobacco Farmers Association commemorated World Tobacco Growers Day this year by helping out local farmers in East Lombok to rehabilitate their production facilities. Read more

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The Ministry of Commerce said Cambodia’s 2017 dry tobacco leaf exports to Vietnam reached more than 1,000 tons valued at more than US$2 million. This is a 24% increase from 2016. Read more

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Japan Tobacco International (JTI) Leaf Zambia Limited says over 4,000 Zambian farmers have been encouraged to grow tobacco this year in the Western Province due to the prevailing high price on the global market. Read more

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This was the first successful strike by a task force bringing together agencies including the Australian Tax Office and Australian Border Force. Read more

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Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales reached a record high signaling that controversial land reforms could be working and raising hopes that it could help ease the country’s severe dollar shortage. Read more

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Rain in eastern North Carolina has hit the state’s tobacco farmers particularly hard. Read more

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Over the past three years, land under tobacco cultivation in India has been shifted to other crops under the government’s crop diversification program. Read more

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They say the purchase would have no impact as their tobacco has already lost value after JTI Malawi stopped buying tobacco in July. Read more

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Strong rains in northwest Azerbaijan have not caused any serious damage to tobacco plantations. Read more

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Farmers have sold 167.14 million kg of tobacco by Day 49 of the selling season, 20% shy of a current season target of 200 million kg. Read more

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