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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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'Cotton is our cash crop and every employee of agriculture department would monitor and protect it', he added.
Dean Faculty of Agriculture Dr Riaz Ahmad said that sugarcane was an important cash crop in the country and played a pivotal role in the development of socioeconomic conditions.
He directed Agriculture officers of Tehsil Tandlianwala, Sammundri and other cotton belt areas including Thikriwala and Dijkot to visit their respective areas and provide necessary guidance to cotton growers for proper cultivation of this important cash crop.
They ignore zinc and fail to maximize output of paddy which is a cash crop and yields lot of income for growers and foreign exchange for the country, said a senior researcher at Rice Research Institute Kala Shah Kaku talking to reporter here on Wednesday.
Mentioning that the world was currently experiencing a fast change in climate than it ever had in the past, she said consequent higher average global temperatures were causing fresh water crisis that is directly related to challenges for cash crop, fisheries and livestock.
Speaking on his motion, the senior parliamentarian, Abdul Akbar Khan said that tobacco is a cash crop and due to favourable environment produced only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Sources said that tobacco is a central and cash crop of NWFP and it is cultivated in those areas where the land is suitable for puppy cultivation.
The Chief Minister had pointed out that these measures were aimed at saving the cash crop in these areas from twin menace of water logging and salinity which will badly damage the land and reduce yields of cash crop.
West Pokot county has trying to reduce overdependence on relief food by reviving cash crop farming.
A spokesman of department concerned told reporter here on Tuesday that soybean is a cash crop which had high value in the market.
And what they are into is agriculture but it is for cash crop. Meaning to say, they're planting...what they are planting is, they sell.
Speaking on his farm in Nyamataburo village in Kuria West where he now plants maize, he says life has never been the same again for locals."The once flourishing cash crop is dead, makeshift mabati buying sheds, which were constructed by tobacco multinationals, have been vandalised while the remaining have been taken over by farmers' co-operative societies," he says.