- Agriculture, Forestry & Soils
- Field crops, grasses, plant fibers, spices, tree crops, herbs
- Farm crops
Sprague, Howard B. Agricultural Consultant, Washington, DC.
Last reviewed:June 2021
- Regional cultivation
- Productivity in the United States
- Farming regions in the United States
- Related Primary Literature
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Plants grown and harvested for food, feed, or industrial purposes. Farm crops may be roughly classified as follows: (1) food crops—the bread grains [wheat (see illustration) and rye], rice, sugar crops (sugarbeets and sugarcane), potatoes, and dry legume seeds (peanuts, beans, and peas); (2) feed crops—corn, sorghum grain, oats, barley, and all hay and silage; and (3) industrial crops—cotton (lint and seed), soybeans, flax, and tobacco. See also: Animal feeds; Barley; Bean; Corn; Cotton; Flax; Grain crops; Legume; Legume forages; Oats; Pea; Peanut; Potato, Irish; Potato, sweet; Rice; Rye; Sorghum; Soybean; Sugar crops; Sugarbeet; Sugarcane; Tobacco; Wheat
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