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Connecticut Tobacco Crop Report

Connecticut Tobacco Crop Report

After a disappointing 2018 season plagued by heavy, consistent rains, cigar tobacco farmers in the Connecticut River Valley are optimistic that this year’s crop will yield some of …

August 27, 2019
Nicaragua’s Tobacco Growers Optimistic About Crops Despite Wind

Nicaragua’s Tobacco Growers Optimistic About Crops Despite Wind

As Nicaragua approaches the end of its 2018–2019 tobacco-growing season, reports from some of the country’s major growers of premium leaf are mostly optimistic. 

April 9, 2019
Drought In Dominican Republic Means Smaller But Better Tobacco Harvest

Drought In Dominican Republic Means Smaller But Better Tobacco Harvest

The weather has been unusually dry in the Dominican Republic over the last few months, and while that lack of rain has meant a lower volume of tobacco coming from the fields, this …

March 12, 2019
Crop Report: El Corojo Farm, Honduras

Crop Report: El Corojo Farm, Honduras

Nearly 250 acres of tobacco is flourishing at the El Corojo farm in Honduras, which is owned by Christian Eiroa.

February 5, 2019
Crop Report: La Canela Farm, The Dominican Republic

Crop Report: La Canela Farm, The Dominican Republic

About 110 acres of Piloto Cubano are growing in the fields of the La Canela farm in the Dominican Republic. The small tobacco plants were put into the ground three weeks ago, all …

October 29, 2018
Plasencias Harvesting 152nd Crop In Nicaragua, Honduras

Plasencias Harvesting 152nd Crop In Nicaragua, Honduras

The Plasencia family is in the midst of its 2017–2018 tobacco harvest, which Nestor Andrés Plasencia, vice president of Plasencia Tobacco S.A., says is exceptional.

January 17, 2018
Heirloom Seeds

Heirloom Seeds

Tobacco growers are looking to the past for new flavor, working with old seeds once lost to the annals of time.

August 1, 2017
Crop Report: Late Growing Season In Dominican Republic Finally Concludes

Crop Report: Late Growing Season In Dominican Republic Finally Concludes

After a late and extended growing season, the tobacco harvests of the Dominican Republic are finally wrapping up. Excessive rain from September to December of last year made it …

May 17, 2017
Philip Wynn Grows Bumper Crop In Costa Rica

Philip Wynn Grows Bumper Crop In Costa Rica

In the mountains of Costa Rica, 4,000 feet above sea level, tobacco grower and cigarmaker Philip Wynn is almost done with his tobacco harvest of 2016. The last growing season …

October 24, 2016