Which of the following is the definition of cash crops?
What is the main factor in having an affordable food supply in the United States?
Which of the following crops is not grown in regions with a subtropical climate?
What is the most valuable cash crop in the United States?
Which of the following is not a common cash crop in regions with a tropical climate?
What percentage of the world's food is produced by smallholder farmers who depend on the production of cash crops?
Which of the following is not a cash crop grown in regions with a temperate climate?
What is the controversial issue among developing countries regarding cash crops?
Which of the following crops is a hardy plant with medicinal properties that grows in the Arctic?
Overview of Cash Crops
- Cash crops are crops grown to sell for profit, purchased by parties separate from a farm.
- Cash crops are differentiated from staple crops in subsistence agriculture, which are fed to the producer's own livestock or grown as food for the producer's family.
- Most crops in developed countries and among smallholders are grown mainly for revenue.
- Prices for major cash crops are set in international trade markets, and local variation is based on freight costs and local supply and demand balance.
- Arctic climate is generally not conducive for the cultivation of cash crops, but Rhodiola rosea is a hardy plant with medicinal properties that grows in the Arctic.
- Cash crops grown in regions with a temperate climate include many cereals, oil-yielding crops, vegetables, lumber yielding trees, tree fruit, and soft fruit.
- In regions with a subtropical climate, oil-yielding crops, cotton, rice, tobacco, indigo, citrus, pomegranates, and some vegetables and herbs are the predominant cash crops.
- In regions with a tropical climate, coffee, cocoa, sugar cane, bananas, oranges, cotton, and jute are common cash crops.
- Developing countries take the position that the current international trade system is unfair because of subsidies and trade barriers on such crops, which have been controversial in discussions of globalization.
- Cash cropping in the United States rose to prominence after World War II and is the main factor in having an affordable food supply in the country.
- Approximately 70% of the world's food is produced by 500 million smallholder farmers who depend on the production of cash crops, but they lack access to agricultural inputs and finance.
- Coca, opium poppies, and cannabis are significant black market cash crops, and cannabis is considered to be the most valuable cash crop in the United States.
Test your knowledge on cash crops with this informative quiz! From the definition of cash crops to the various types grown in different climates, this quiz covers it all. Learn about the significance of cash cropping in the global economy, its impact on smallholder farmers, and even the controversial black market cash crops. Challenge yourself and see how much you know about this important aspect of agriculture and trade.
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