Basic industry

an industry which is highly important in a nation’s economy
Historical Examples

Agriculture is the foremost and basic industry of the institution.
Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements Various

Agriculture is or has been the basic industry of nearly every race or nation that has succeeded.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue Various

That is the basic industry of all civilized life, farming, and woman’s service in the farm home.
The Family and it’s Members Anna Garlin Spencer

Seventy-five per cent of the workers in the basic industry are unable to send their children to school.
The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin

Agriculture is, or has been, the basic industry of nearly every race or nation that has succeeded.
The Future of the American Negro Booker T. Washington

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