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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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Farmers are now getting better yields and market price of the direct-seeded garlic, which encourage them to sow the cash crop using an eco-friendly method.
The rains are particulalry most beneficial for wheat, which is major cash crop of the season and a vital source of staple food to tackle with the domestic food requirements as well as for exporting to fetch a reasonable foreign exchange reserves for the country, said Food Security Commissioner in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research Dr Imtiaz Ahmad Gopang.
The rains are particularly beneficial for wheat, which is a major cash crop of the season and a vital source of food,' said Dr Imtiaz Ahmad Gopang, a food security commissioner at the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.
Sugarcane is one of a major agriculture crop of Pakistan and rank 4th area wise, 14th production wise, 16th in yield and 8th in terms of sugar consumption in the world, whereas in Pakistan it holds the second major cash crop and used for production of white sugar.
Through a project to promote green grams as Kitui's cash crop, Ngilu in October launched the Ndengu Revolution programme.
Islamabad -- Farmers complain that although the sugarcane season is in full swing, the millers are not buying their cash crop at official rates, but rather at cheaper rates.
Sugarcane, a cash crop, is grown in Peshawar, Mardan and Dera Ismail Khan divisions.
Growth in 2017 is driven mainly by strong electricity exports, the construction of large infrastructure projects, and a surge in cash crop production and exports.
Rice is highly valued cash crop and it accounts for 6.
People are now shifting to other crops and vegetable after being disheartened by the performance of this cash crop.
Cocoa is the most important cash crop in Cameroon, the world's fifth largest producer.
Sorghum and millet are the main food crops in the Sudan savannah, with groundnuts the main cash crop.