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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Speaking on the occasion President CGSS said that agriculture is the back-bone of local economy and however, the current challenges have reduced the important contributions of agricultural sector therefore, there is a dire need to address the problems and challenges of agricultural industry to boost the economy.
In his speech, he mentioned that although Pakistan considers its agricultural industry as its back-bone but unfortunately, due to limited approach this industry has suffered immensely.
Our new team at Yorkshire Bank has been built around real, practical experience of banking in the agricultural sector and a genuine understanding of the agricultural industry.
which provides market data solutions to the futures, equity and foreign exchange markets, provides agricultural information and technology services to the agricultural industry.
Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, had expressed disappointment at the UK's Government's decision and subsequently announced he was seeking powers to introduce a Bill that would provide safeguards for Wales' agricultural industry The passing of the two motions in the National Assembly last week meant that the Welsh Government could introduce the emergency Bill yesterday.
The Saskatchewan Agricultural Stewardship Council (SASC) made up of representatives from the agricultural industry and formed under the CleanFARMS umbrella has been tasked to develop and implement an agricultural plastics recycling program.
In a mature agricultural industry served by ever fewer suppliers, a fixed number of publications must compete for the available advertising dollars.
Following the recent seizure of ammonium nitrate (AN) from a warehouse in London, which highlighted the need for vigilance as to how AN is stored at farm level, the agricultural industry has produced guidance for storing and handling fertiliser.
Congressional hopeful Michael Case drew on his background picking grapes, driving a tractor and working on his father's farm to win support Thursday from some prominent growers in Ventura County's agricultural industry.
which provides website hosting, market data, news and weather to the agricultural industry, today announced the launch of a new free quote service for agricultural market participants.
The seminar is a follow-up to a discussion held by the Fresh Start Initiative in 2011, which identified the increasing difficulty faced by new entrants to the agricultural industry in progressing their careers.
agricultural industry watched in disbelief as hurricanes Katrina and Rita attacked the Gulf Coast.

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