Science / Biology / Ice Age: Interval of geologic time between 2 million and 10,000 years ago during which the northern hemisphere experienced several episodes of continental glacial advance and retreat along with a climatic cooling. The icing over of Antarctica was also completed during this time.
Age Verb Synonyms: grow old(er), mature, ripen
Age Noun Synonyms: lifetime, duration, length of existence, life-span
Business / Agriculture / Agricultural Stabilization And Conservation Service (ASCS): This was the USDA agency once primarily responsible for administering the farm commodity price and income support programs, and conservation cost-sharing programs. Its functions were folded into a new MORE
Business / Agriculture / Posted County Price (PCP): This price is calculated for wheat and feed grains for each county by the Farm Service Agency. The PCP reflects changes in prices in major terminal grain markets (of which there are 18 in the country) MORE
Business / Agriculture / Field Service Agency: Generally refers to any one of the following USDA agencies that administer programs and provide services to farmers and other rural residents through an extensive network of state and local offices: t MORE
Business / Agriculture / Field Service Center: A centralized location for a variety of USDA agency field offices. These have been reduced in number from about 3,700 to about 2,600 through closures and consolidations initiated as part of a USDA reo MORE
Business / Agriculture / Uniform Grain And Rice Storage Agreement (USGRSA): The contractual arrangement governing transactions between the Farm Service Agency and private grain storage companies. Commercial warehouses storing grain under a nonrecourse loan or owned by the CCC MORE