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1. An arrangement by which subscribers pay a membership fee up front to the operators of a farm or group of farms in exchange for regular shares of produce throughout the growing season.
2. A farm operated under such an arrangement.

[c(ommunity) s(upported) a(griculture).]


Confederate States of America
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(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Social Welfare) Child Support Agency
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or C.S.A.,

Confederate States of America.
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The Government payment service, Collect & Pay, is part of the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), which was set up in 2012 to replace the Child Support Agency.
"With over PS200 million in unpaid maintenance, the Government risks repeating the same mistakes as the old Child Support Agency.
THE Child Support Agency was created by the Tories in 1993, more to save money than help kids.
The Gingerbread group said almost PS4 billion of unpaid money has built up over the 23 years of the Child Support Agency, which is being replaced by the Child Maintenance Service.
A third of single parents turned down by the Child Support Agency for help in gaining child maintenance could now be eligible for financial support from ex-partners.
The money is owed by absent parents who have been referred to the Child Support Agency (CSA).
Nearly nine of out ten are paying through the Child Support Agency after it got tough on "deadbeat dads" who had refused to pay.
The Government plans to introduce new powers which will enable the Child Maintenance Service and the Child Support Agency to start sharing certain information from their clients' payment records with credit reference agencies.
This minx is chasing her stepfather for maintenance through the Child Support Agency: Mark, who did his best to oblige both women, isn't allowed to see the toddler he may end up paying for.
The Child Support Agency pointed out that jail terms were "very rare" and were only imposed "as a last resort" after other avenues have been exhausted.
Summary: The House of Lords has thrown out Government plans to charge single parents for using the Child Support Agency.

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