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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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According to spokesperson of agriculture department Naveed Asmat Kohloon, the farmers should cultivate the crop as early as possible.
Mohammad Hakim Angar said police would not allow anyone to cultivate poppy crops in areas under their control.
A farmer in Mayual village, Thon Mabor, said that "cultivation was seriously taken up by the rural community because the state government was talking daily on the radio -- we used to cultivate our farms in a every season -- this year God has disappointed us by offering us little rain, which did not allow our cultivated crops to yield as we expected.
If You Want a Harvest, You Have to be Willing to Cultivate the Soil" is the work of a highly educated and devout Virginian pastor of Dr.
Such exercises not only increase the L2 student's lexical and grammatical abilities, but also cultivate skills required for pursuing the foreign language, and a study of its literature, at more advanced levels.
women claimed that those exercise regimes would cultivate feminine rectitude along postural, moral, and procedural lines.
Plover nests would be flagged and, as long as producers did not cultivate within two feet of the flagged nests, Service and Colorado DOW law enforcement personnel would not refer cases of accidental take of plovers or their nests for prosecution.
Change agents never cultivate superficial or artificial work environments; in fact, they challenge superiors who are mediocre or fail to provide the organization with progressive thinking and innovation.
The origins of Barbara Hepworth's art, according to Adrian Stokes, lay in the need "to cultivate a reverence for stone" that had long been lost.
Recorder Greg Bull told Brinfield: ``You grew only four plants in an unsophisti-cated manner not using expensive equipment and I am quite satisfied you intended to cultivate cannabis for your own use to alleviate stress in your own life.
Just as the Goldwaterites did, we should concentrate our efforts on trying to aggregate resources and cultivate our base.
5 Kyodo A startup venture was launched Friday to cultivate mucous membranes and cartilage from the human mouth into artificial skin for commercial use in medical treatments.