agriculture

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Agriculture

The science of taming the land to grow crops and raise animals for food, clothing or other products.
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agriculture

the cultivation of the soil for any aspect of farming or horticulture.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Crop losses in the flood, and later owing to water shortage have hit Kerala's farm sector hard, and the crash in commodity prices has pushed numerous farmers into deep debt.
Following historically high profitability for many farm sector participants from 2012 through 2014, prices for many commodities have declined substantially while input costs have not declined as much (Patrick, Kuhns, and Borchers, 2016).
The farm sector grew by 2.3 percent from a year ago compared with a 1.0 percent contraction in the December quarter.
The two consecutive years of weak monsoon have highlighted the impact of such supply side shocks on the farm sector dominated by small holdings.
So the message is crop prices are forecast to return to more normal levels, but the farm sector is likely to remain financially sound.
Earlier, the financing under the Scheme was allowed to farm sector only.
The improvement in the US employment figures outside the farm sector put
Summary: Morocco has the resources to press ahead with farm sector reform, even if many foreign investors are unwilling to commit for now, industry officials said.
One of the major ills of Cuba's state-run farm sector is "the excess of nonproductive personnel," Granma conceded Nov 10.
The Doha round has remained deadlocked over differences related to subsidies in the farm sector.
Our forestry sector is in worse shape than the farm sector. Mills are closing and whole communities are in danger.
French President Jacques Chirac is refusing to agree to any cuts in the level of payments to farmers, rejecting a proposed euro 8 billion cut in the budget for the EU25's farm sector that would result from using it also to fund payments to Romanian and Bulgarian farmers.