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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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The country is being saddled with a "runaway population" even as agricultural lands for food crops are getting smaller, President Duterte said during a recent agrarian reform event.
The food crops sub-sector has largely been unregulated since independence.
Wheat is the major food crop of Sikkim and is grown in almost all villages.
Some of the country's main food crops such as bananas and cassava, are under attack by pests and diseases and they are fast dying out, further threatening food security.
In addition, our results have shown that cerium dioxide NPs in soil can be taken up by food crops and are not biotransformed in soybeans, meaning that NPs can reach the food chain."
The following illustrations aim to highlight the developments in the food crop yields throughout the four provinces of Pakistan for the period at study.
Are India's green lobbies making the same mistake today in opposing biotech, or Bt in short, food crops? On February 10, with an obvious eye on their protests and a near-frenzy whipped up by the media, India came out with a strong "no" to the commercial release of Bt-Brinjal, the first-food variety genetically tweaked in the lab.
The Agriculture Ministry is proposing limiting foreign investment share to 49% in companies operating in food crop sector to guarantee food supplies for domestic market.
By using pennycress, which has up to a 36% oil content, BMI is sidestepping a hot issue surrounding biodiesel production--the competition with food crops. Not only is pennycress not used for food, it can be grown in between food crop growing seasons.
It costs $100,000 to add just one food crop to an existing pesticide's registration.
The law covers a region of more than 1.2 million people, many of whom rely on potatoes as their staple food crop.