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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To illustrate the impact of rising rates on the overall farm sector, they perform a scenario analysis to uncover how rising interest rates influence repayment risks.
With farmland accounting for three-fourths of all assets in the farm sector, the weakness in the land market translated into equity losses of 30 percent in the balance sheet of the farm sector nationwide and 50 percent to 60 percent (nominal dollar terms) in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.
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It not only inhibits investment in the farm sector but put pressure on the fiscal of states which undertake farm loan waiver, he said.
Minister for Agriculture, Supply and Prices Mohammad Ismail Rahu said at the first session of the convocation as chief guest that the country's economy heavily depended on farm sector.
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday made a case for blending subsidy with investment to augment farm sector growth and make it sustainable and self-sufficient.
Recent farm sector trends, including rising debt and declining income, have led to comparisons between agriculture's current economic environment and the period leading up to the farm financial crisis.
While addressing a seminar on Agricultural Debt Waiver - Efficacy and Limitations earlier in the day, Patel said, "While in no way detracting from the acute distress that farmers face with every disruption in crop cycles, it is important to recognise that there are externalities that spill over beyond the farm sector. Eventually, other economic agents and other parts of the economy get affected.
Apparently aiming to please the farm sector which has been hard hit by low productivity and falling commodity prices, the chief minister provisioned large amounts to the sector.