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February 2017

ProCigar, Day Two: A Visit To Litto Gomez’s Farm

Posted: Feb 22, 2017 11:00am ET

You'd never know it by looking at the bone-dry, rock-solid dirt roads on Litto Gomez's La Canela tobacco farm, but those roads were mud a few months ago. The first part of the planting season rained in the Dominican Republic like a gloomy sign of the apocalypse and most growers had to throw out their crops and start over, including Litto. That was until December. Then things dried out in the Dominican Republic and tobacco farmers were able to get some more-than-decent crops out of the ground.

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The First Official Night of ProCigar, Santiago

Posted: Feb 22, 2017 11:00am ET

You probably didn't know that the Camp David Ranch in Santiago, the Dominican Republic, has a basement. Unlike the Alamo, it does. I know because I'm staying in it. This is the first official night of ProCigar and I usually stay at Camp David for the beautiful mountaintop views and the nice, airy terraces each room has—except this one, of course. No matter.

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