A federal program of $285-million designed to encourage tobacco farmers to leave their tobacco fields. The federal government has been clear from the beginning that people who will receive the money from the Tobacco Transition Program would exit from the Tobacco Industry.
According to the Tobacco Transition Program, the federal government will pay farmers $1.05 per pound for their production “quota,” on condition that they will exit the industry forever.
Industry insiders said that many farmers will have the chance to transfer their quota to anyone who is not their spouse or dependent child, and then apply for a license to produce tobacco and cigarettes under a new regime being developed by the Ontario government.
One of the Ontario tobacco farmer explained: “I’ll give you an example. You own tobacco quota. You want to continue to grow tobacco, so what you do is you transfer your quota to me, but I don’t even grow tobacco. I take the buyout and give you the dollars back, so now you’re eligible for a license to grow tobacco, and plus you get all that money.”
Industry representatives pointed out that those farmers who have performed such transfers are technically not breaking any rules. And they added that all the maneuvers could end up being disputable, because of the ongoing decline of the tobacco market in Canada.
Garry Proven, co-chair of the New Tobacco Alliance Committee, which represents tobacco farms, said: “This thing is a huge confusion. This little aspect of it looks pretty foolish, but the impact isn’t going to be that great, because there aren’t going to be a lot of people able to grow tobacco anyway at the price being offered.”
Critics said that the program should be frozen until the federal and provincial governments figure out how to track the money and ensure that farmers actually leave the sectors.
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Tobacco InfoTobacco is an annual or bi-annual growing 1-3 meters tall with large sticky leaves that contain nicotine. Native to the Americas, tobacco has a long history of use as a shamanic inebriant and stimulant. It is extremely popular and well-known for its addictive potential.
Nicotiana rustica leaves. Nicotiana rustica leaves have a nicotine content as high as 9%, whereas Nicotiana tabacum (common tobacco) leaves contain about 1 to 3%
A cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the mouth. Cigar tobacco is grown in significant quantities in Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Sumatra, Philippines, and the Eastern United States.
Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as an organic pesticide, and in the form of nicotine tartrate it is used in some medicines. In consumption it may be in the form of cigarettes smoking, snuffing, chewing, dipping tobacco, or snus.
Cigarettes are smoking products consumed by people and made out of cut tobacco leaves. Cigars are typically composed completely of whole-leaf tobacco. A cigarette has smaller size, composed of processed leaf, and white paper wrapping. The term cigarette refers to a tobacco cigarette too but it can apply to similar devices containing other herbs, such as cannabis.
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