Definition of agriculture
: the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products cleared the land to use it for agriculture
Examples of agriculture in a Sentence
They cleared the land to use it for agriculture.
the forest was cut down, and the land given over to agriculture
Recent Examples of agriculture from the Web
Sharp, a former agriculture science teacher and principal at Lee Road Junior High School, retired from the school system in 2009 after 33 years of service.
Urban agricultureRick Stilley has tended a garden for close to 40 years, growing not only the usual vegetables but also edible flowers and even edible weeds, including purslane.
This isn’t the first time a Northern Californian has been thrust into a high-profile fight over agriculture and the Clean Water Act.
Joseph Made, the agriculture minister, said his office is negotiating with the finance ministry to ease the farmers’ plight.
That has helped provide a lift to the country’s agriculture and meat sectors, according to Veronika Movchan, the academic director at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting in Kiev.
Sally doesn’t want (1) large-scale agriculture, (2) companies with human rights violations, or (3) any major environmental polluters.
The government is preparing strategies to increase exports of its two key products -- electronics and agriculture, the prime minister said.
When Noah Valenstein was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve as his policy coordinator for energy, agriculture and the environment in December 2012, Valenstein revised the paperwork to make Jennifer the registered agent.
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AGRICULTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agriculture for English Language Learners
: the science or occupation of farming
AGRICULTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of agriculture for Students
: the cultivating of the soil, producing of crops, and raising of livestock
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