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The science of taming the land to grow crops and raise animals for food, clothing or other products.
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the cultivation of the soil for any aspect of farming or horticulture.
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The lesson to draw from this is that agricultural surplus, or even self-sufficiency, makes for wealth as well as strength and the opposite almost invariably leads to poverty and weakness.
Moreover, while the agricultural surplus labor is available domestically (endogenous), the flow of foreign capitals is exogenous.
The U.S., on the other hand, delivers its aid in the form of agricultural surplus, which allows the U.S.
'The people of Western Europe began to evolve a different type of society, one based not on an agricultural surplus but on a technology that enabled them to reproduce their resources indefinitely....' The economic changes led to the 'development of an entirely different, scientific and rational, concept of the nature of truth'.
Farmers responded, and the next year the legislature voted to give the council $500,000 in Michigan Agricultural Surplus System funds.
"Almost each state has some agricultural surplus and some farm land," he said.
The sixth section discusses state nutrition programs (Adult Emergency Assistance Program, Ohio Agricultural Surplus Production Alliance, and Ohio Food Program).
While he never really defines the word, Van Onselen means by peasantry a social class, existing in a world of capitalist development, that used family labor and sold part of their agricultural surplus on the colonial market.
For the first time, communities had a significant agricultural surplus. This freed many people from working the land, allowing them to thrive in villages as artisans and traders.

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