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Agribusiness

A general term for all companies and business that engage in agriculture or food processing. Agribusiness includes farms, ranches, grocers, processing centers such as slaughterhouses, and so forth. While the term is used within agribusiness to describe itself, it often has a negative connotation describing corporate farms (as opposed to family farms). It is sometimes associated with practices deemed unethical by some, such as not giving animals sufficient space to move around before they are slaughtered. However, the term also correctly applies to food cooperatives and even family farms themselves.
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It is this potential for causing severe economic disruption that could make agrobusiness in the United States an attractive target for al Qaeda or other terrorist groups.
After I had studied rural villagers in Sarawak, Malaysia, who were trying to cope with poor soils, land encroachments, and agrobusiness pressures, I longed to see a contrasting area.
In 1996, Mr Shaw took early retirement and left to work in Georgia, where he joined the AgroBusiness Bank, which carries out work on behalf of the European Commission to help regenerate the country's agriculture.
However, Tbilisi's CID chief David Kekua has refused to confirm the demand, stating he knew nothing about an anonymous call to AgroBusiness Bank.
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In the meantime, the share of agrobusiness business group rose sharply from 19% to 27% following rising commodity price.
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Professeur /chercheur a l'Universite Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE)/Campus de Toledo, Bresil; Chercheur au Groupe de recherche en developpement regional et agrobusiness (GEPEC)/UNIOESTE, Bresil; Ph.
The degree of preservation is remarkable given the relentless pressure from mining, logging, ranching, and agrobusiness.
CPT president Bishop Tomas Balduino, together with Xingu Bishop Erwin Krautler, said in a press release that owners of "latifundios, wearing the mask of agrobusiness and modernity, want to maintain their basic structure because that guarantees the maintenance of their hegemony and their privileges over the Brazilian state.