Universal Corporation is a leaf tobacco supplier. The Company operates through two segments Tobacco Operations and Ingredients Operations. The Tobacco Operations include contracting, procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products throughout the world. Procuring leaf tobacco involves contracting with, providing agronomy support to, and financing farmers of many origins. Its Ingredients Operations provide its business-to-business customers with a range of plant-based ingredients for both human and pet consumption. The Company's plant-based ingredients platform, it provides a variety of value-added manufacturing processes to produce specialty vegetable- and fruit-based ingredients as well as botanical extracts and flavorings for human and pet food end markets. The Company contract, purchase, process, and sell flue-cured, burley, and dark air-cured tobaccos, as well as oriental tobaccos.