Agriculture

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Agriculture

The production of food through the raising of crops and/or animals. The development of agriculture approximately 9,000 years ago is considered to be one of the most important revolutions in human thinking, one that made civilization possible. The trade of agricultural products, such as wheat or coffee, gave rise to the first exchanges. Even now, agricultural products are among the most important commodities that are traded. Very often, agriculture may only be performed in certain areas. Zoning laws regulate where farming and ranching may or may not take place. See also: Agribusiness.
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It is not only food production, which has to increase if the capitalists should be enabled to increase employment beyond the threshold of marginality and the employment, which the agricultural surplus at this level of agricultural employment supports, but also entitlement.
Last year, Hunger-Free Minnesota and its agricultural surplus initiative partners, completed a pilot program that is the model for this year's expanded rescue effort.
MASS is a partnership between Michigan food banks, the agricultural community and food processors, working together to obtain agricultural surplus for Michigan food banks.
The program, Ohio Agricultural Surplus Production Alliance, will provide nutritious, surplus agricultural products to the foodbanks and to soup kitchens across Ohio.

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