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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.

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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.
on the other hand, delivers its aid in the form of agricultural surplus, which allows the U.
The people of Western Europe began to evolve a different type of society, one based not on an agricultural surplus but on a technology that enabled them to reproduce their resources indefinitely.
Farmers responded, and the next year the legislature voted to give the council $500,000 in Michigan Agricultural Surplus System funds.
Almost each state has some agricultural surplus and some farm land," he said.
The sixth section discusses state nutrition programs (Adult Emergency Assistance Program, Ohio Agricultural Surplus Production Alliance, and Ohio Food Program).
While he never really defines the word, Van Onselen means by peasantry a social class, existing in a world of capitalist development, that used family labor and sold part of their agricultural surplus on the colonial market.

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