In Kentucky, burley growers are well on the way on transplanting, says Bob Pearce, Kentucky Extension tobacco specialist. “But we are slightly behind our normal schedule.” The oldest fields are three to four […]
The threat of new Chinese tobacco tariffs may be gone–for now, but burley growers have had no relief from Alliance One International’s (AOI’s) decision to cease purchases of American burley.
Flue-cured growers in North Carolina have transplanted in the ballpark of 15 to 20 percent of the crop, says Matthew Vann, N.C. Extension tobacco specialist. Part of the problem has been night-time temperatures that […]
Agriculture is being dragged into this situation by the Chinese as a means of retaliation to try and assert political pressure.
Chinese tariffs collected on U.S. unmanufactured tobacco are reported to rise from 10 percent to 35 percent, while tariffs on cigarettes and cigars would rise from 25 percent to 50 […]
The world’s number two leaf dealer, Alliance One International (AOI), has withdrawn from the American burley market, at least for 2018.
There may be a crop or two planted in Florida this week, but most growers there will probably wait till March 20 or later, while Georgians will probably start in earnest […]
Seeding is well under way in eastern North Carolina, says Matthew Vann, N.C. Extension tobacco specialist. And it is getting started in the west.
How to sanitize float trays: Since the loss of methyl bromide, steam cleaning trays at a water temperature at 176 degrees for at least 30 minutes has become a popular strategy for replacing fumigation. At the Southern […]
The Southern Farm Show starts Wednesday, January 31, and runs through Friday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The Tn-Ky Tobacco Expo will take place February 6, at the […]