Definition of agribusiness
: an industry engaged in the producing operations of a farm, the manufacture and distribution of farm equipment and supplies, and the processing, storage, and distribution of farm commodities
Examples of agribusiness in a Sentence
Several large agribusinesses own most of the farms around here.
Recent Examples of agribusiness from the Web
Which means the few really concerted efforts to reduce nutrients have been overwhelmed by the usual way of big agribusiness in the watershed.
Barton, 48, has been a partner in the Boise law firm Givens Pursley LLP since 2011, focusing on environmental, mining, agribusiness and natural resources law, and on government regulations and administrative law.
Overseas negotiations Brinson has increasingly spent time over the past decade traveling to Africa and South America to promote Christian and Alabama agribusiness interests and trade deals in developing countries.
BEIJING—China National Chemical Corp. said shareholders of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG accepted its takeover offer worth about $43 billion, paving the way for the completion of China’s largest-ever foreign acquisition.
Glencore, founded by the late tycoon Marc Rich in the 1970s and now run by billionaire Ivan Glasenberg, built its agribusiness through a mix of acquisitions and organic growth, starting with the purchase of Dutch grain trader Granaria Group in 1982.
Health care ranked ahead of lawyers, labor, and agribusiness.
He is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion, with investments in sugar mills and other agribusinesses.
Gold medals went to publications like the East Bay Times and the Storm Lake Times, the latter for serious muckraking editorials against agribusiness in Iowa.
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Origin and Etymology of agribusiness
agriculture + business
First Known Use: circa 1955See Words from the same year
AGRIBUSINESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agribusiness for English Language Learners
: the business or industry of farming or agriculture : farming thought of as a large business
: a company engaged in agribusiness
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