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A '''crop''' refers to any [[plant]] that is grown in large quantities to be [[harvest]]ed as [[food]], animal [[fodder]], or for any other [[economic]] purpose.  
 
A '''crop''' refers to any [[plant]] that is grown in large quantities to be [[harvest]]ed as [[food]], animal [[fodder]], or for any other [[economic]] purpose.  
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*The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that we have over a billion acres of agricultural lands, but we use only about 375 million acres to grow crops. The number of acres in crop production has declined because per-acre agricultural yields have grown faster than our population. [http://americandreamcoalition.org/openspace/openspace.html]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 00:09, December 27, 2009

A crop refers to any plant that is grown in large quantities to be harvested as food, animal fodder, or for any other economic purpose.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that we have over a billion acres of agricultural lands, but we use only about 375 million acres to grow crops. The number of acres in crop production has declined because per-acre agricultural yields have grown faster than our population. [1]

See also