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  1. cash cropnoun

    a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)

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  1. cash cropnoun

    Any crop that is grown for sale rather than for personal food or for feeding to livestock

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  1. Cash crop

    A cash crop is an agricultural crop which is grown for sale, for profit. It is typically purchased by parties separate from a farm. The term cash crop is applied exclusively to the agricultural production of plants; animal agriculture is not a part of the terminology. The term is used to differentiate marketed crops from subsistence crops, which are those fed to the producer's own livestock or grown as food for the producer's family. In earlier times cash crops were usually only a small part of a farm's total yield, while today, especially in the developed countries, almost all crops are mainly grown for revenue. In least developed countries, cash crops are usually crops which attract demand in more developed nations, and hence have some export value. Prices for major cash crops are set in commodity markets with global scope, with some local variation based on freight costs and local supply and demand balance. A consequence of this is that a nation, region, or individual producer relying on such a crop may suffer low prices should a bumper crop elsewhere lead to excess supply on the global markets. This system has been criticized by traditional farmers. Coffee is an example of a product that has been susceptible to significant commodity futures price variations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cash crop in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cash crop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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