primary producer


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primary producer

[¦Prī‚mer·ē prə′dü·sər]
(ecology)
In an ecosystem, an organism (primarily green photosynthetic plants) that utilizes the energy of the sun and inorganic molecules from the environment to synthesize organic molecules.
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Primary producers who have been hit for a second time by flooding in recent months could be eligible for further Tasmanian and Australian government disaster assistance.
We agree that the threshold for a small farm business debt facility should be revised to $5 million, which is a realistic amount for a primary producer.
Publix' award recognizes an SQF-certified manufacturer, distributor, or primary producer who has shown a commitment to excellence through the SQF program.
Stillwater Mining Co, the only US primary producer of platinum group metals (PGM), has announced a revised plan for its East Boulder underground mine development.
Amplats is the world's leading primary producer of platinum and other platinum group metals.
Military officials noted that Zastava is also Serbia's primary producer of small arms.
For example, the refined petroleum industry is a primary producer but crude goods industries all use petroleum products such as gasoline.
There is considerable appetite in New Zealand to reform the meat industry to restore confidence to the primary producer after a very difficult 12 months over there.
People have got to go in and say that this is just part of a process with Marty Scorsese,'' adds Harvey Weinstein, the colorful head of Miramax Films and the film's primary producer.

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