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or agrobusiness

[ag-ruh-biz-nis] /ˈæg rəˌbɪz nɪs/
the businesses collectively associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products.
Origin of agribusiness
An Americanism dating back to 1950-55; agri- + business Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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the various businesses collectively that process, distribute, and support farm products
Word Origin
C20: from agri(culture) + business
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Word Origin and History for agribusiness

1955, compound formed from agriculture + business.

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agribusiness in Culture

agribusiness definition

The part of the economy devoted to the production, processing, and distribution of food, including the financial institutions that fund these activities.

Note: Agribusiness emphasizes agriculture as a big business rather than as the work of small family farms.
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