Tobacco: Major Leaf Buyer Turns Its Back on U.S. Burley

🕔Mar 23, 2018The world’s number two leaf dealer, Alliance One International (AOI), has withdrawn from the American burley market, at least for 2018.

U.S. Rice, Other Crops Hit by EU Tariffs Reacting to Trump Tariffs on Metals – DTN

🕔Mar 19, 2018U.S. rice, cranberries, sweet corn, orange juice, kidney beans, peanut butter, tobacco and whiskey are among the agricultural products listed by the European Union to face retaliatory tariffs in Europe […]

Tobacco: Transplanting to Begin Soon

🕔Mar 6, 2018There 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 […]

Tobacco: A Good Start in the Greenhouse

🕔Feb 28, 2018Seeding is well under way in eastern North Carolina, says Matthew Vann, N.C. Extension tobacco specialist. And it is getting started in the west.

Tobacco: Tray Sanitation Tops Shopping List at Southern Farm Show

🕔Feb 19, 2018How 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 […]

Tobacco: The Latest Ag Tech and Where to See It

🕔Jan 30, 2018The 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 […]

Tobacco: How to Get Started on Your 2018 Crop

🕔Jan 25, 2018Steaming trays 30 minutes at 176°F is an excellent alternative to fumigation for sanitizing greenhouse trays, but growers who know greenhouse transplants were a source of TMV or black root rot should dispose […]

Tobacco: FDA Proposal Threatens Fire-Cured Production

🕔Jan 10, 2018Could 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 […]

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

🕔Dec 26, 2017One 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 […]

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

🕔Dec 7, 2017The 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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