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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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Going forward, Banks says he'd like to see more collaboration between Cultivate and some of his other brands.
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1) Aaron Yamagata, 14, a graduate of Valley College who will attend Cornell University in the fall, says community college is where ``you can cultivate your own development and spirit.
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.
Cultivate change with an ongoing renewal process that combats the formation of vested interests, and instead fosters the creation of an organizational climate wherein employees expect necessary change and embrace it.
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.
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The government had fixed a target to cultivate the cotton crop over an area of 3.
District chiefs, who attended a gathering in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, said farmers had decided to cultivate poppy crops in their fields.
November 29, 2012 (RUMBEK) - Authorities in Lakes state say that crops have failed in all eight of the state's counties due to a lack of rainfall and are encouraging farmers to do more to cultivate their land.