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a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)

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In this study, two agricultural counties were selected in each state, and the potential for winter rye cover crop adoption was estimated based on cash crop rotation and tillage systems.
Nitrogen produced during Tillage Sunn growth cycle is released to cash crops that follow.
Commercial farmers (medium and large-scale) with farms above 20ha, focus on cash crops.
PARC's marketing officer Mohammed Zwayyed on the cash crops project said Gaza exported an average of 50 million carnations every year before 2007, and up to 1,500 tons of strawberries.
It's a long time to tie up the land, so Peter Bottoms is exploring woodland cash crops.
Commercial farmers have not exploited maize production because of price controls - at $285 a ton - and opted for cash crops such as paprika, cut flowers and cotton.
A considerable part of land including cropped land has been inundated which has caused damage to 80% of cash crops.
Challenges include the tendency to focus on cash crops instead of food.
Still, the returns on high-end cash crops look good and agriculture ministry spokesman Abdul Majeed Qarar said "every day more and more farmers express interest in growing saffron".
Grace Helen Mowat and the Making of Cottage Craft tells of how one woman looked upon traditional rural crafts as cash crops for the farm women of Charlotte County, New Brunswick, back in 1911.
He discusses their biology, the scientists who studied them, and the people directly affected by the loss of forest trees and cash crops.
Metcalf concluded that the rise of cash crops and export agriculture resulted in the dispersal of many of these families by the early nineteenth century (151-152).
This requires support for national policies that are built on the foundation of food sovereignty and support small farmers through land redistribution, extension services, and support for the production of staple food rather than cash crops.
Although labor costs were roughly 15 percent higher on the organic farms, and cash crops could not be grown as frequently due to crop rotation and slower nutrient buildup, the higher prices paid for organic produce still generated a net return per acre equal to or higher than the conventionally grown crops, noted Pimentel.