This practical, comprehensive dictionary provides a valuable source of information for everyone from undergraduates to seasoned policymakers interested in the disciplines related to food and agriculture. With more than 3000 detailed entries, it covers a wide array of topic areas, including: agricultural policies and programmes; animal and plant science; conservation and environmental protection; commodities; credit and banking; farm and agricultural-related labour; farm equipment and buildings; fibres and textiles; food marketing, wholesaling and retailing; food safety and animal and human nutrition and health; futures and options markets; industrial crops and products; natural resources; tariffs and trade. The dictionary is alphabetically arranged, but also contains an index of terms by topic area. The definitions include cross-references to guide the reader easily to related terms. Appendixes provide descriptions of US agricultural legislation from 1993 through mid-1994, a summary of the articles of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and an outline of the NAFTA provisions affecting agriculture.