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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Between them, the husband-andwife team, alongside their son David, have more than 30 years' experience in arable farming and employ four permanent staff.
As expected, both tithe and IACS land use data show arable farming was always highest in the lowlands.
With growing arable farming reducing fallow land available for goats, the two agencies plan "to build up the capacity of national agricultural research systems" into the species, whose skins "are of excellent quality and fetch high prices".
While modern day man may flock to the coastal town for its bars and trips to the beach, 11th Century settlers were more attracted by the arable farming.
National Farmers' Union secretary for the Huddersfield area, Tim Coy, said: "The arable farming is well ahead of schedule and farmers are making some excellent good clean straw as animal fodder for the winter.
As fish yields go down, increased demands are put upon the land as some fishermen switch to arable farming, O'Reilly says.
European Commission representatives indicated that the 1994 Uruguay Round Agreement of which Blair House is an integral part, is still in force after the implication of across-the-board support for the arable farming sector.
ARABLE FARMING AND HORTICULTURE: Advanta Seeds UK Ltd, Agricultural Central, Trading Ltd, Agrovista UK Ltd, Alexander Inglis & Son Ltd, Anglia Maltings (Holdings) Ltd, Ball Horticultural Europe Ltd, J J Barker Ltd, Bartholomews Agri Food Ltd, Bomfords Ltd, Centaur Grain Ltd, T.
Having seen first-hand the success of the first Cereals Development Programme, NFU combinable crops board chairman Mike Hambly said: "We have had a very high standard of candidates apply so far, but with just a short time left, we want to ensure that anyone with aspirations of working successfully in arable farming is aware of this fantastic opportunity.
1m in Feronia, an agricultural production and processing company engrossed in palm oil plantations and arable farming in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
In comparison with April 2013, in May 2013 Slovenia's value of purchase in the group arable farming increased by 51%.
The farmers, Peter Willes and David Barnes, said the fundamental concept was sound - expanding dairy farming eastwards to re-integrate livestock and arable farming, make better use of resources, manage welfare, gain economies of scale and reduce pollution.