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Some Tennessee tobacco farmers are turning to hemp for financial stability, with an estimated 38,000 acres of hemp expected to be farmed in Tennessee in 2019. Only 4,700 acres were farmed in 2018. Read more

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Myriad challenges are plaguing Zimbabwe’s tobacco sector and threatening its viability in spite of the fact that tobacco is one of the country’s top foreign currency earner. Read more

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Bullion Leaf Zimbabwe will contract farmers that did not benefit under the company’s input support scheme to sell in Bullion’s auction floors. Read more

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Tobacco farmers are calling on political parties to help ease the impact of the 40% excise tax rise on cigarettes that is scheduled to come into effect October 1 this year. Read more

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Farmers are now back to tobacco farming after a three-year hiatus, with many once again reaping from the crop as they had done decades ago. Read more

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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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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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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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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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The Tobacco Institute of India asked the government to talk with farmers and industry stakeholders before the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of Parties meeting. 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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US tobacco farmers might be getting hit hard as trade threats bounce between the US and partners all around the world. Read more

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The International Tobacco Growers Association gathered its Asian members in March to discuss challenges growers are facing. Read more

Features

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. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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