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cash crop

n.
A crop, such as tobacco, grown for direct sale rather than for livestock feed.

cash crop

n
(Agriculture) a crop grown for sale rather than for subsistence

cash′ crop′


n.
any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.cash crop - a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)cash crop - a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)
crop - a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
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If we have a road, it would encourage the farmers to cultivate cash crops and earn as the land is very fertile apart from helping to reach the goods,' a resident, D.
IANS Shimla Himachal Pradesh, country's off-season cash crops bowl, has sought additional funds of Rs1,000 crore from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for extending a crop diversification project, an official said on Friday.
Taking to reporter here on Monday he said that the rains arrived at a crucial time as all seasonal crops required rains at this stage, particularly for the wheat, one of the most important cash crops of the Rabi.
On Monday Dr Gopang explained that the rains had arrived at a crucial time, as all seasonal crops required rains at this stage, particularly wheat, one of the most important cash crops of the country.
Taking to APP here on Monday he said that the rains arrived at a crucial time as all seasonal crops required rains at this stage, particularly for the wheat, one of the most important cash crops of the Rabi.
The committee which would met here on Thursday with Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah in the chair will also discuss the issues and challenges being faced by the growers and it would recommend the remedial measures for boosting major cash crops of the country.
Agriculture saw sturdy growth as rice and cash crops prospered under favorable weather this year.
Prices for cash crops in Uganda have hit rock bottom and some outside assistance has been eagerly taken up.
The head of the visiting delegation has reviewed the (PTA Bank) experience with Sudan's agriculture bank in production of agriculture crops with the focus on the cash crops , pointing out to the Bank's efforts in developing marketing and storage systems with Canadian technologies and UAE financing, as well as a long-term revolving financing projects as part of the Bank's plan for the development of the agricultural sector, revealing a number of meetings with the competent authorities on the Bank's policies and the presented projects.
The erratic weather has proved lethal for the production of cotton, one of the country's key cash crops.
The remaining land is planted with more than 40 other food and cash crops such as yams, oil palm, groundnuts, vegetables, and plantain.
Routinely we wipe out our own, the lives and life we think we own, control and prune; the way we treat cash crops that profit us.