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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Dick chose to take this a step further by going back to basics, with special activities to show youngsters just how agriculture works and the special place beef and dairy cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and arable farming have in our lives.
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).
Children in Year 1 and Year 2 have had an opportuntity to visit the Co-Operative Farm at Ashby St Ledgers to learn about arable farming and do some cooking using products grown on the farm.
In July 2013 the value of purchased cereals and industrial plants much higher than in June 2013 in SloveniaThe value of purchase in the group arable farming was much higher than in June 2013.
Henry, whose family farm surrounds Kenilworth Castle, switched from dairy farming to beef and arable farming, selling his meat to Waitrose.
African governments have largely welcomed the 'foreign investments', saying that they have millions of hectares of surplus land suitable for intensive arable farming.
Glyndwer University will focus its research on fructans in new strains of ryegrass, grown on land unsuitable for arable farming.
Warburtons said it had secured enough Hereward and Solstice wheat for mass production of Seed to Crumb as a result of its 10-year partnership with Open Field, the UK's biggest grain marketing and arable farming co-operative.
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.