Agricultural Zoning

Business / Agriculture / Agricultural Zoning: A designation intended to protect farmland and farming activities from incompatible nonfarm uses. Agricultural zoning can specify many factors, such as the uses allowed, minimum farm size, the number of nonfarm dwellings allowed, or the size of a buffer separating farm and nonfarm properties.

Food And Agricultural Act Of 1965

Business / Agriculture / Food And Agricultural Act Of 1965: P.L. 89-321 (November 3, 1965) was the first multi-year farm legislation, providing for 4-year commodity programs for wheat, feed grains, and upland cotton. It was extended for 1 more year, through 19 MORE

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac)

Business / Finance / Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac): Securities issued by corporations and agencies created by the U.S. government, such as the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and Ginnie Mae. MORE

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Business / Agriculture / Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS): The USDA agency that administers agricultural export and food aid programs. FAS is also responsible for formulating agricultural trade policy, negotiating to reduce foreign agricultural trade barriers MORE

Incentive Zoning

Business / Real Estate / Incentive Zoning: Zoning that offers incentives to developers, such as retail shops on the first floor of multistory office buildings if a plaza for public use is included. MORE

Joint Agricultural Weather Facility (JAWF)

Business / Agriculture / Joint Agricultural Weather Facility (JAWF): Created in 1978, the facility is a cooperative effort between USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce to co MORE

Intermediate Agricultural Products

Business / Agriculture / Intermediate Agricultural Products: Generally refers to agricultural products that have a higher per-unit value than bulk commodities: they are often partly processed but not necessarily ready for the consumers. Examples might include s MORE

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