Thursday, November 09, 2006

Agriculture - Overview

Farming refers to a wide range agricultural production work, covering a large variety of operation scales practices, and commercial inclination. At one end of this spectrum, the subsistence farmer farms a small area with limited resource inputs, and produces only enough food to meet the needs of his/her family. At the other end of the field is commercial intensive agriculture, including manufacturing agriculture.
Such farming involves large fields and/or numbers of animals, large reserve inputs and a high level of mechanization. These operations generally attempt to maximize financial income from produce or livestock. Modern agriculture extends well ahead of the traditional production of food for humans and animal feeds. additional agricultural production goods include cut flowers, decorative and nursery plants, timber, fertilizers, animal hides, leather, industrial chemicals fibers fuels and both legal and illegal drugs.

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