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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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After months of careful restoration and cultivation of the land and coffee trees, including planting more than 2,500 new coffee tress, Burr is now offering to customers the fruits of the first harvest from the property, called Nolyssa Farm after his children Nolan and Alyssa.
The bobwhite, a bird of open, weedy fields, actually benefitted from early American settlers' cultivation of the land. They have long been a favorite of hunters, offering a challenging target as they erupt with a whir of wings from ground cover as well as providing a tasty dish.
Further, the number of farmers in the area has been declining, resulting in less cultivation of the land (which quickly reverts to brush when not cultivated).