Form of farming in which nearly all the crops or livestock raised are used to maintain the farmer and his family, leaving little surplus for sale or trade. Preindustrial agricultural peoples throughout the world practiced subsistence farming. As urban centers grew, agricultural production became more specialized and commercial farming developed, with farmers producing a sizable surplus of certain crops, which they traded for manufactured goods or sold for cash. Subsistence farming persists today in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing areas.
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TIM TOWARAK APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF ALASKA'S FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE BOARD; WILL LEAD BOARD REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE
Sep 01, 2010; ANCHORAGE, Ala., Aug. 31 -- The U. S. Department of Agriculture issued the following press release: Department of the Interior...
TIM TOWARAK APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF ALASKA'S FEDERAL SUBSISTENCE BOARD; WILL LEAD BOARD REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE.
Aug 31, 2010; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Department of the Interior Secretary...