Value-Added Agriculture

Business / Agriculture / Value-Added Agriculture: A concept that has gained currency in the small farm policy debate, in response to the concern that the farm value of the consumer food dollar continues to decrease (which, some small farm advocates contend, is due to the excessive profit-taking by processors and retailers). Value added agriculture might be any means to capture a larger share of the consumer food dollar by farmers. Examples include direct marketing: farmer ownership of processing facilities: and producing farm products with a higher intrinsic value (such as identity-preserved grains, organic produce, free-range chickens: etc.), for which buyers are willing to pay a higher price than for more traditional farm commodities.

Land Grant Colleges Of Agriculture

Business / Agriculture / Land Grant Colleges Of Agriculture: The Morrill Act of 1862 granted federal land to states to sell, and instructed each state to use the proceeds to endow a college to teach 'agriculture and the mechanical arts.' States not having any f MORE

Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (FAO)

Business / Agriculture / Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (FAO): A UN organization, founded in 1945, that collects and disseminates information about world agriculture. FAO also provides technical assistance to developing countries in agricultural production and di MORE

Food And Agriculture Councils (Facs)

Business / Agriculture / Food And Agriculture Councils (Facs): These councils were instituted in 1982 by USDA to function as interagency coordinating groups on three levels: national, state, and local. The state facs are composed of senior level officials of indi MORE

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