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agrarian

agrarian  

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.
Agricultural Education and Extension.

Agricultural Education and Extension.  

The system of agricultural education and extension consists of the land-grant colleges with their associated agricultural experiment stations and cooperative extension services, and secondary schools ...
Agricultural Experiment Stations.

Agricultural Experiment Stations.  

By the 1880s, industrialization and urbanization in America were generating increasing demands for farm products, while the plains and western states were producing surpluses for a developing ...
agricultural intensification

agricultural intensification  

The management of increased production in agriculture by making greater use of agrochemicals and mechanization. See also intensive agriculture.
agricultural system

agricultural system  

Any farming type is an agricultural system. ‘Inputs’ include seeds, water, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, and livestock, and the ‘plant’ is the buildings, machinery, and land. See Antle and ...
agricultural zoning

agricultural zoning  

A type of natural resource zoning that only allows agriculture and other low‐density uses.
Agriculture Adjustment Administration.

Agriculture Adjustment Administration.  

In 1933, American agriculture neared collapse as farm bankruptcies and foreclosures multiplied and agricultural prices fell below the cost of production. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ...
agroforestry

agroforestry  

Any agricultural system which includes planting, or encouraging, trees. Tree roots can bind soil and limit soil erosion, deep-rooted trees can tap new nutrient sources, leguminous trees can fix ...
agronomy

agronomy  

A branch of agriculture concerned with the theoretical and practical production of crops, and with the management of soils.
amaranth

amaranth  

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[Sp]Flowering herb (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) with the flowers bunched together in long conspicuous racemes, native to Mexico and central America. Domesticated from c.4500 bc in Mexico, but rather ...
American Farm Bureau Federation.

American Farm Bureau Federation.  

The American Farm Bureau Federation promotes the economic and educational interests of farmers. Coordinating a network of state and county bureaus, the Farm Bureau has helped shape American ...
Animal Husbandry

Animal Husbandry  

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Concerned not only with ‘domestic animals,’ but also bees and silkworms. Throughout the MA, animals for the most part were allowed to wander free; thus horses, for example, were often ...
antebellum

antebellum  

Occurring or existing before a particular war, especially the American Civil War.
Anurādhapura

Anurādhapura  

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Capital of Sri Lanka until 10th cent. ce. The Mahāvihāra monasteries were established here, along with many temples and stūpas. Of particular importance are the two great dagobas, Ruwanweli and ...
Apulia

Apulia  

In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was called Calabria, a name that shifted during the early Middle ...
Asian Americans

Asian Americans  

[This entry contains seven subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Chinese; Japanese, Koreans; South Asians; Southeast Asians.]The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from ...
beer

beer  

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Alcoholic beverage made by the fermentation of cereals; traditionally barley, but also maize, rice, and sorghum. The first step is the malting of barley: it is allowed to sprout, when the enzyme ...
biotechnology

biotechnology  

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Technology based on the properties and actions of living organisms. Examples include the use of microorganisms in fermentation of milk to produce cheese and sugar solutions of many varieties to ...
breeding

breeding  

The process of sexual reproduction and bearing offspring. Selective breeding of both plants and animals is used in agriculture to produce offspring that possess the beneficial characters of both ...
business cycle

business cycle  

Observed changes to economic conditions which move from prosperity through recession to depression and hence back to recovery and further prosperity. Also known as the economic cycle. See, for ...

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