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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Once upon a time somebody must have farmed here in the old fashioned, small scale way that was once common in agricuture - a pig here, some sheep the reand with apples from the orchard in the autumn.
Developed under the auspices of the UN Food and Agricuture Organization, the plan calls for improved oversight of vessels and coastal waters by flag states, better coordination and sharing of information among countries, and stronger efforts to ratify, implement, and enforce existing fisheries accords.
McKenzie of the Alberta Special Crops and Horticultural Research Centre of Alberta Agricuture arrayed the ascending order of salt tolerances for these crops as: beans < peas < canola < spring wheat (1988, personal communication).
"Sport is important but its nothing compared to the possible problems agricuture could face.
The search for environmental management tools able to efficiently address current environmental problems, including the negative role often played by agriculture, has resulted in increased consideration of alternative management strategies in environmental policy directed at agricuture (Anderson & Leal, 1991; Carlson, Zilberman, & Miranowski, 1993).
Sindh Chamber of Agricuture's Nab Bux Sathio said a misleading perception had been created that Sindh's farmers were rich.