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AGRICULTURE. The art of cultivating the earth in order to obtain from it the divers things it can produce; and particularly what is useful to man, as grain, fruit's, cotton, flax, and other things. Domat, Dr. Pub. liv. tit. 14, s. 1, n. 1.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In the domestic market, farmers periodically complained of "difficulty in selling grain" and that "contracted purchasing" was no longer a channel to extract agricultural surplus but a pool to absorb surplus production.
Agricultural surplus encourages stable societies which historically has led to more permanent infra- structure including housing.
Al-Saud reviewed the latest agricultural developments in Syria which achieved self- sufficiency and food security, pointing to the possibility of exporting agricultural surplus particularly olives, olives oil and citrus.
War communism, the forcible seizure of agricultural surplus from the peasantry plus direct allocation of resources to industry, was introduced in the Soviet Union in response to the civil war and wars of capitalist intervention that followed the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
produce a huge agricultural surplus as well as massive exports of copper, cobalt, gold, diamonds and just about every other mineral resource known to man.
"The rising demand for food imports in the GCC comes at a time when the exportable agricultural surplus worldwide has declined, as food markets are tight and stockpiles declining.
That left them eating poorer quality food, and stuck on their denuded island, unable to hunt porpoise or achieve an agricultural surplus. Eventually, their society disintegrated into civil war, symbolised by the destruction of the huge moa statues that represented the height of its cultural achievements.
This allowed for the movement of capital, goods and the commodities necessary to replace subsistence agriculture with the production of an agricultural surplus for export.
Since its open door policy, China was able to mobilize both internal and external resources by extensive use of inputs through the flows of inward FDI and the disposition of agricultural surplus labor, with only modest contribution from intensive growth of improvement of its TFP as to be addressed below.

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