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Economic Activity

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SUBSISTENCE FARMING
farming in which only enough food to feed one's family is produced
HUNTING & GATHERING
Living off the land by hunting meat and gathering food and other resources.
NOMADIC HERDING
Raising a group of animals and traveling with them as they graze or eat grasses.
FORESTRY
Harvesting or cutting of trees for wood products. Paper, lumber, and firewood would be some examples
MINING
Digging into the Earth's surface to take out rocks, minerals or metals. Examples would be Coal, Iron, Copper, and Granite.
COMMERCIAL FISHING
Harvesting of sea life for consumption.
COMMERCIAL FARMING
Growing and harvesting of cash crops on a large scale usually with the help of machines.
LIVESTOCK GRAZING
Raising and selling of animals like cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens, and goats for profit.
MANUFACTURING & TRADE
Producing products or providing services in large quantities. Factories, Office buildings.
PETROLEUM/OIL
Drilling, pumping, and refining of petroleum and other fossil fuels.
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