System of food production involving everything from the development of the seeds to the marketing and sale of food products at the market.
Planting large amounts of profitable crops for mass production and sell.
Agriculture undertaken primarily to generate products for sale off the farm.
Foods that\have their genes altered in a laboratory for specific purposes, such as disease resistant, increased productivity, or nutrients value
Intensive Subsistence Farming
A form of subsistence agriculture in which farmers must expend a relatively large amount of effort to produce the maximum feasible yield from a parcel of land.
Dependence on a single agricultural commodity.
In agriculture, the replacement of human labor with technology or machines.
Any economic activity pertaining to the collecting, harvesting, and obtaining of raw materials.
Raising a large amount of a 'cash crop' for local sale or export.
Movement of animal herd to cooler highland areas in the summer to warmer lowland areas in the winter.
Von Thunen Model
Theory that a commercial farmer wull decide which crops to grow and which livestock to raise depending on the proximity to market.
An outgrowth of the 3rd agricultural revolution, this effort began in the 1940s and developed new strains of hybrid seeds and fertilizers that dramatically increased the crop output possible from each farm.