Origin of agrobusiness
- the businesses collectively associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products.
Origin of agribusiness
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- the various businesses collectively that process, distribute, and support farm products
Word Origin for agribusiness
C20: from agri (culture) + business
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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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