Agribusiness



the collectively associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products.
Contemporary Examples

The great bulk of subsidies flow—directly or indirectly—to wealthy people and agribusiness.
The Family Farm is (Basically) Dead Justin Green April 22, 2013

California has been the source of much innovation, from agribusiness and oil to fashion and the digital world.
California’s New Feudalism Benefits a Few at the Expense of the Multitude Joel Kotkin October 4, 2013

Farmers like Scott, whose own agribusiness, was just north of the border in Zambia.
Democratic Africa Gets Its First White Leader Nico Hines October 28, 2014

noun
the various businesses collectively that process, distribute, and support farm products
n.

1955, compound formed from agriculture + business.

The part of the economy devoted to the production, processing, and distribution of food, including the financial institutions that fund these activities.

Note: Agribusiness emphasizes agriculture as a big business rather than as the work of small family farms.

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