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business involved in the development, growth, distribution, and sale of agricultural products
factory farms
intensive, industrial animal farming that mass produces poultry and meat
supply chain
all the steps involved in order to get a good or service from supplier to consumer
trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico which eliminated tariffs between the countries
Fair Trade Movement
movement for producers of globally consumed products usually grown in LDCs to receive a higher percentage of profits
money granted by the government to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive
CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation)
animal feeding operation where animals are confined for over 45 days per year
soil nutrients
nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium
effects of high nitrogen in soil
increased nitrates in runoff, excess leaf production over fruit production, contributes to algae blooms through runoff
buildup of salt deposits as a result of irrigation and evaporation, toxic to plants
human process by which arable land is made arid and desert-like