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Malawi fetches $276m in tobacco sales

As the tobacco marketing season draws to a closer, Malawi has so far sold about 223 million kgs of the gold leaf out of the projected 225 million. Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says from the sales, the country’s main forex exchange earner has fetched around US$276 million (about 4.7 billion Malawi Kwacha) translating into a unit price of US$1.24 per … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene damages tobacco crop

efore Hurricane Irene smacked his tender tobacco plants sideways, David Parker was headed for a terrific crop, maybe his best in 32 years of farming. “I’ve never had a year I didn’t make money farming, but I think this will be the one that gets us there,” he said Wednesday, driving up a dirt road between a beaten-down cotton field … Continue reading

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Tobacco farmers try to save what’s left of crop

“I can bring tears to your eyes,” Wilson County farmer Wiley Boyette said Sunday night as he talked about what’s left behind of this year’s tobacco crop. Boyette along with his brothers, Michael and Robert, planted 600 acres of tobacco this spring. Of those 600 acres, 45 to 50 have been completely harvested. Leaves on stalks on the remaining acres … Continue reading

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