ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rəl How to pronounce agricultural (audio)
: of, relating to, used in, or concerned with agriculture
agriculturally adverb

Examples of agricultural in a Sentence

the state's main agricultural product he grew up in an agricultural community and farming was still in his blood
Recent Examples on the Web Key Background India witnessed a large year-long protest by farmers in 2021 in direct response to a set of three contentious agricultural laws passed by the government a year earlier. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Growth in agricultural productivity is strongly linked with lifting people out of poverty, and that is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa, where most people living in extreme poverty work in agriculture. Matt Reynolds, WIRED, 13 Feb. 2024 Like the Big Valley Market, medium-sized business customers will pay an average of 17% more this year, PG&E said, while small businesses will pay 21% more, agricultural businesses will pay 19% more and large businesses will have a 3.5% increase. Calmatters, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 Recent research, including a paper authored by Burns’ group with climate experts at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, hypothesized that part of the cause may be dust born on strong winds from agricultural areas in China. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2024 Currently, the government protects agricultural producers against any sharp fall in farm prices by setting a minimum purchase price for certain essential crops, a system that was introduced in the 1960s to help shore up food reserves and prevent shortages. Krutika Pathi, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2024 Paradoxically, farmers in the EU have enjoyed highest-ever income levels in recent years, despite rising costs, according to Alan Matthews, professor emeritus of European agricultural policy at Trinity College Dublin. Nayla Razzouk, Fortune Europe, 13 Feb. 2024 Below are the companies exporting food and agricultural products to Cuba in November 2023, according to data from the U.S. Trade and Economic Council. Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald, 13 Feb. 2024 The carnival midway tempts thrill-seekers with exhilarating rides and mouth watering fair food, while the livestock show provides an opportunity to witness the finest examples of farm animals and agricultural prowess. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 1 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agricultural was in 1776

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Cite this Entry

“Agricultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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ag·​ri·​cul·​tur·​al ˌag-ri-ˈkəlch-(ə-)rəl How to pronounce agricultural (audio)
: of, relating to, or used in agriculture
agricultural machinery
: engaged in or concerned with agriculture
an agricultural society

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