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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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It was in late 2013 when the farmers began looking at the possibility of raising sweet potatoes as a cash crop.
Their results indicate that winter rye crops seeded in not-ill corn/soybean systems when the cash crops were mature have the potential to reduce annual nitrate loss in field drainage by about 43 percent, or by 18 pounds per acre.
In a worst-case scenario they can dramatically reduce cash crop yields if left unchecked.
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".
Ethiopia wants to boost tea production to diversify exports away from its major cash crop, coffee.
In the December Bulletin of Cannabis Reform, drug policy researcher Jon Gettman uses government data to estimate that marijuana produced in the United States is worth nearly $36 billion a year to growers, making it the country's biggest cash crop by far.
A common plant that grows abundantly in the forests and undeveloped pastures of southern Georgia may be an alternative cash crop for the state.
Thanks to the aggressive action, national production of onions, a key cash crop, has tripled over 20 years.
It made sense to us to add another cash crop for Sudbury's farmers and even more sense to repatriate energy dollars to the local community.
Kenis has been working with Zambian researcher Gudeta Sileshi of the World Agroforestry Center to make edible insect larvae a sustainable cash crop for Africans.
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Study of potential cash crop halophytes by a quick check system.
Tucked in between the freshly built houses, within a pitchfork's throw of the clogged freeways of Southern California, an unlikely cash crop grows.
This is a great cash crop, and a chance for farmers to diversify and save their farms.
If poor farmers press their demand for more of Bolivia's ready cash crop, coca, it will be very hard to say no.