ag·​ri·​busi·​ness | \ ˈa-grə-ˌbiz-nəs How to pronounce agribusiness (audio) , -nəz \

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 on the Web Alexandra Daitch, an heiress to the Cargill agribusiness fortune, has listed her waterfront Connecticut home for $14.5 million. Sarah Paynter, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Golden Energy and Resources is part of the Sinar Mas group, which has has interests in paper, real estate, financial services, healthcare, agribusiness and telecom. Yessar Rosendar, Forbes, 4 May 2022 The feud between Nebraska Republican gubernatorial candidates Charles Herbster and Jim Pillen continued late last week and over the weekend as Herbster, a businessman, started running a new attack ad against agribusiness owner Pillen. NBC News, 11 Apr. 2022 State and federal policies systematically favor large agribusiness over smaller farmers. John-paul Heil, The Week, 18 Apr. 2022 The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of this year and puts the agribusiness’s equity valuation at US$3.5 billion. P.r. Venkat, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2022 All told, asset management companies own over $650 billion of shares in the top fossil fuel, agribusiness, border security, and surveillance companies surveyed by the Friends of Earth report. Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, The New Republic, 7 Mar. 2022 Continued disruptions could affect the next harvesting season, which starts at the end of June, said Vito Martielli, a grain and oil seeds specialist at RaboResearch, which analyzes food and agribusiness. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 That’s a misleading picture of a vast agribusiness, however. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of agribusiness

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agribusiness

agriculture + business

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18 May 2022

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“Agribusiness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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