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Commenting article: Bulgarian Tobacco Growers Threaten Protests as of Jan 6

Bulgaria's National Association of Tobacco Growers has threatened to stage protests in early January 2014.

Tsvetan Filev, chair of the Association, explained Tuesday that tobacco growers wanted companies to start buying Basma tobacco by January 5th or else they would hold mass rallies in front of the companies'HQs, block arterial roads, and set fire to bales of tobacco on January 6th.

Filev, as cited by Darik radio, noted that a total of 300 tones out of a total output of 13 000 tonnes of Basma-type tobacco had been bought so far.

Fr Jack Hackett - 2 Jan 2014 // 15:21:49

Where is all the tobacco grown in Bulgaria going to since the EU is slowly clamping down on smoking? I also must warn Bulgarian agriculture sector not to allow the country to become producers only of a few crops for export while not being able to feed its own population from its own land

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