Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production.
Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.
Agriculture is best, enterprise is acceptable, but avoid being on a fixed wage.
With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade, and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land.
Praise a large domain, cultivate a small estate.
Blessed be agriculture! If one does not have too much of it.
African agriculture depends on labor. You can't produce crops if there is nobody to work on the farms.
The impact of climate change on agriculture could result in problems with food security and may threaten livelihood activities upon which much of the population depends.
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.
By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well.
Happy he who far from business, like the primitive are of mortals, cultivates with his own oxen the fields of his fathers, free from all anxieties of gain.
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
He who owns the soil, owns up to the sky.
Profits might also increase, because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry, which would augment the produce with the same cost of production.
When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.
Agriculture, for an honorable and high-minded man," says Xenophon, "is the best of all occupations and arts by which men procure the means of living.
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