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Tobacco harvest expected to be around 4,000 tonnes

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The two domestic companies dealing with the integration and purchase of tobacco expect a harvest of about 4,000 tonnes from some 350 farmers, executives from the companies told state news wire MTI.

Universal Leaf Tobacco Magyarország executive manager Tibor Fekete said they expect to purchase 2,600 tonnes of tobacco from their 180 contracted partners. The harvest is expected to be good to average with acceptable quality as weather conditions have been more favorable than last year.

Their partners have harvested around 30-35% of the Virginai tobacco crop and 60% of the Burley variety up till now, he added.

Dofer Dohányfermentáló executive manager István Pomázi said their 171 contracted farmers will harvest around 1,500-1,600 tonnes of tobacco. If weather is good in the fall, then the harvest will certainly be larger and of better quality than in 2020, he added.

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