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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We're three generations removed from farming,'' said Cavallaro.
In addition, patriarchal practices of land inheritance often meant that daughters did not have direct access to the profession of farming.
Nobody has precise figures on how people work in farming in the Antelope Valley today, although an estimate done by the state Employment Development Department for the Lancaster Economic Development Corp.
Continued funding and sponsorship of organizations that benefit small family farms and the environment including Farm Aid, Organic Farming Research Foundation, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), Help Wanted Organic Farmers Campaign and The Organic Center, among others.
In 1981, there were 20,327 acres of alfalfa farming in Los Angeles County, most of it in the Antelope Valley.
While farming is a distant part of the MacIntyre family history, Alan hails from an urban environment far removed from the farm.
Joseph Gallo Farms has won numerous awards and recognition for its environmental initiatives, which include wildlife compatible farming partnerships with neighboring refuges, pioneering manure digester generation facilities, and milk production without the use of any artificial hormones.
They began a farming practice suited to the area that was later emulated and adapted by the European immigrants that followed.
By definition residential/ lifestyle farmers generate $1,000 to $10,000 in annual farm income and report a major occupation other than farming.
Cotton farming, consulting, ginning, marketing and allied industries.