- the businesses collectively associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products.
Origin of agribusiness
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Examples from the Web for agribusiness
Farmers like Scott, whose own agribusiness, was just north of the border in Zambia.Democratic Africa Gets Its First White Leader
October 29, 2014
California has been the source of much innovation, from agribusiness and oil to fashion and the digital world.California’s New Feudalism Benefits a Few at the Expense of the Multitude
October 5, 2013
The great bulk of subsidies flow—directly or indirectly—to wealthy people and agribusiness.The Family Farm is (Basically) Dead
April 23, 2013
- the various businesses collectively that process, distribute, and support farm products
C20: from agri (culture) + business
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Word Origin and History for agribusiness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The part of the economy devoted to the production, processing, and distribution of food, including the financial institutions that fund these activities.
Agribusiness emphasizes agriculture as a big business rather than as the work of small family farms.
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