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The family-owned farm is a vital force in agriculture in many parts of the world.
The rank of the rural resident largely depends on his relation to the land. The
owner of land, other things being equal, has the highest rank; labourers,
In 1877, when about four-fifths of the land due in to be transferred to the former
serfs was actually in their agriculture possession, this "allotment land" constituted
about half of the arable land in 50 provinces of European Russia. A further ...
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing. As an economic resource wild animals, birds,
and river fishes are of minor importance, though deer stalking, grouse shooting,
and fishing provide employment in parts of the Highlands in which other activities
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