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cash crop

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

n
(Agriculture) a crop grown for sale rather than for subsistence
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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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The effort, however, was not directed at expanding their agricultural sectors, rather planning and enacting economic policies that effectively taxed colonial commodities, including food crops like maize and wheat as well as cash crops like cotton.
Governor John Lonyangapuo said the county has the potential to grow food and cash crops.
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Although the operation will focus on cash crops only, Baril said it's still encouraging to see food production activity return to the area, which had long been an agriculture hot spot before the focus shifted to logging.
Any Kenyan who went to primary school in the 1980s and '90s will probably remember with nostalgia history lessons on food and cash crops.
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HYDERABAD -- For the barren desert of Tharparkar, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) appears set to embark on an ambitious project of growing cash crops and fruit orchards.
Albert Quarm, encouraged the youth to plant cash crops for secure future.
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