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Leaf & tobacco processing

Defying the crisis

26 Aug 2019. In 2018, hurricanes, floods and droughts kept tobacco farmers around the world on their toes. But it is not only the big producers who are suffering from the changing climate. TJI spoke with Sven Plaeschke, Managing Director of the Federal Association of German Tobacco Growers(Bundesverband Deutscher Tabakpflanzer e.V.), about the current situation in Germany.
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Malawi tobacco – everything up except farm gate price

26 Aug 2019. Malawi’s tobacco farmers are weighing in 200 million kg harvests but are increasingly met by prices on a seemingly unstoppable downward spiral. Government revenues are cushioned by the consistently high volumes passing across the trading floors and buyers are clearly getting a good deal. Farmers are working harder and producing more cured leaf but financially standing still at best. They persevere with tobacco because there is no other economically viable crop option but for how much longer is this pricing situation sustainable?
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Industrial hemp – an alternative crop for growers?

26 Aug 2019. Farmers in the United States are growing industrial hemp to meet the growing demand and market for hemp-infused products. Tobacco farmers think that this crop could be a viable supplemental or possible alternative crop to tobacco, writes TJI correspondent Rocky Womack.
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The Dominican Republic plans for the future

26 Aug 2019. The Tobacco Institute of the Dominican Republic (Intabaco) recently drafted its five year strategy plan to increase tobacco production in the Dominican Republic, TJI’s correspondent Mauro Nogarin writes. What measures will Intabaco take in order to move the tobacco industry forward in the country?
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