News Date: 08/03/2010
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is denouncing proposed international rules that would unfairly target Kentucky growers and could cripple a substantial portion of Kentucky's economy.
Commissioner Farmer joined members of Kentucky’s congressional delegation and fellow agriculture commissioners from other tobacco-growing states in opposing proposed World Health Organization regulations that would ban ingredients other than tobacco in cigarette production. Burley tobacco becomes harsh-tasting during the curing process, so manufacturers add flavors to make cigarettes made with burley more palatable to smokers. A global ban on such additives in effect would eliminate the market for Kentucky-grown burley, Commissioner Farmer said… more. (Contact: Bill Clary, 502.564.1137)
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