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Tobacco: FDA Proposal Threatens Fire-Cured Production

Tobacco: FDA Proposal Threatens Fire-Cured Production

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jan 10, 2018

Could fire-cured tobacco production be on the way to extinction? Dark fire-cured tobacco is facing a serious potential challenge from a proposal made last year by the Food and Drug Administration to limit levels of NNN, a tobacco-specific nitrosamine (TSNA), to

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Tobacco Farmers Newsletter: Shift In Seed Suppliers, Slow Stripping In Burley Belt

Tobacco Farmers Newsletter: Shift In Seed Suppliers, Slow Stripping In Burley Belt

👤By Chris Bickers, Editor, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Dec 26, 2017

One seed company gets out of flue-cured. Another gets in. Champion Seed, a 60-year-old company that specializes in vegetable seed, has acquired exclusive rights to market F.W. Rickard’s flue-cured varieties after January 1. No change is expected in sales procedures for 2018:

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Tobacco: Early Projections – Burley Contracts Down, Dark Contracts Stable

Tobacco: Early Projections – Burley Contracts Down, Dark Contracts Stable

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Dec 7, 2017

The global supply/demand balance for burley improved entering 2017 following three years of excess supplies and dwindling demand. The dark tobacco outlook looks much brighter than does burley’s.

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Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 16, 2017

The 2018 Brazil flue-cured crop–which is currently  in the field–has been projected at a volume of just under 1.3 billion pounds. That is slightly lower than the 1.37  billion  pounds  reported  for  the  crop  harvested  earlier  this  year.

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Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 8, 2017

How credible are USDA’s recent estimates? As reported in the last issue, in its October Crop Production Report, USDA projected the U.S. flue-cured crop at 472.2 million pounds, up 9.8 per cent from 2016, and U.S. burley at 165.6 million pounds, up 18.5 percent

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Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Speeds Along

Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Speeds Along

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 5, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN ROCKBRIDGE (Thomas Stanley) Cool temperatures and light

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North Carolina Field Report: Soybean, Cotton Harvest Continue, Wheat Being Planted

North Carolina Field Report: Soybean, Cotton Harvest Continue, Wheat Being Planted

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 30, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 29, 2017. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension  Storm events early and late in the week brought significant moisture to the area resulting in some isolated flash flooding with

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Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 30, 2017

The last USDA production estimate for 2017 was issued earlier this month. It included extremely optimistic estimates for flue-cured, burley and the two dark types. But several normally reliable sources have suggested that the projections–especially for Kentucky burley and N.C. flue-cured–may be

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Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Progressing Rapidly, 1st Frost in Some Areas

Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Progressing Rapidly, 1st Frost in Some Areas

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 22, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Another dry week. Widespread

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North Carolina Field Reports: 1st Frost Hits Some Areas, Harvest Continues in Full Swing

North Carolina Field Reports: 1st Frost Hits Some Areas, Harvest Continues in Full Swing

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 22, 2017. General Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Weather conditions for the week were primarily cooler and dry with only a little precipitation early in the week. Most of

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