Arable Land


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Arable Land

 

agricultural land that is systematically tilled and used for crops. Arable land includes fields for crop rotation (including fallow land), gardens, and land being cleared for cultivation. Arable land made up 30 percent of the world’s agricultural land in 1960 and 32 percent in 1973. The corresponding figures for the USSR were 40.9 percent and 37 percent.

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According to preliminary calculations, owners of arable land of 10-300 decares will receive BGN 45 per decare in 2015, depending on the number of approved applications of farmers.
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Trust spokeswoman Morag Walker said grey partridges were once widespread on mixed arable land across the country, with more than a million pairs of the birds estimated to have been breeding in Britain in 1911.