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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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The researcher said the problems of cash crop production due to drought and salinity can be overcome by using latest technology and expertise available at the University of Karachi to convert challenges into opportunities.
Governor John Lonyangapuo said the county has the potential to grow food and cash crops.
The President noted that "big corporations" were taking over agricultural lands that are being used to plant cash crops instead of food crops.
The other cash crop in Migori is sugar cane, which is also struggling to survive.Mr Daniel Mwita says the government should introduce another cash crop to them or better still return tobacco.
VOLUNTEERS TO WARD OFF PIGS: The people of Jatta Ismail Khel, Jandri and Sabirabad union councils have formed volunteers' groups to protect cash crop of groundnuts from pig attacks.
Farmers are not certain when they will be able to harvest their cash crop of rice which has been halted due to acute water scarcity in canals and miors.
These are considered to be the cash crop. Ito po ang cash crop natin,' Cayanan noted.
Now Hobbs once again takes up this torch in "American Hemp: How Growing Our Newest Cash Crop Can Improve Our Health, Clean Our Environment, and Slow Climate Change".
The protestors said that tobacco is major cash crop of KP and thousands of people in KP are associated with tobacco sector and this sector is also contributing Rs130 billion as tax in the national exchequer annually.
A spokesman of the agriculture department told reporter here Saturday that although cotton is a cash crop and called as "White Gold", yet its cultivation witnessed an extraordinary decline in district Faisalabad where more than 22,000 acres of land was decreased from cotton cultivation during last 5 years.
While commending the National Economic Council which Akeredolu took the campaign to and the Bankers' Committee for approving the facility for cash crop farmers, Adefarati enjoined cocoa, oil palm and cashew farmers to take advantage of this long-awaited opportunity by approaching their banks to access the much-needed loan.
Avocados are booming as a cash crop on the continent, buoyed by increasing demand from Europe, America and most recently, China and Japan.
Agricultural traditions in most of the northern plains in India have already been destroyed by the cash crop and hybrid seeds frenzy during and after the Green Revolution, which started in the 1950s.
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Farmers are now getting better yields and market price of the direct-seeded garlic, which encourage them to sow the cash crop using an eco-friendly method.