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- La Nina
- A cooling of the equatorial waters in the Pacific Ocean.
- Labor Intensive Methods
- Use of low quantity of capital per worker.
- Labor Productivity
- The ratio of real output per unit of labor input; growth is measured by a higher ratio of outputs to inputs.
- Variously defined as time from beginning (or center of mass) of rainfall to peak (or center of mass) of runoff.
- Land breeze
- A wind that blows from the land towards a body of water. Also known as an offshore breeze.
- Land capability (classification)
- The quality of soil resources for agricultural use is commonly expressed as land capability classes and subclasses, which show, in a general way, the suitability of soils for most kinds of field crops. Soils are grouped according to their limitations when they are used to grow field crops, the risk of damage when they are used, and the way they respond to treatment. Capability classes, the broadest groups, are designated by Roman numerals I through VIII, with I being the best soils and VIII being the poorest.
- Land grant university
- The term used to identify a public university in each state that was originally established as a land grant college of agriculture pursuant to the Morrill Act of 1862. In most states the original agricultural colleges grew over time into full-fledged public universities by adding other colleges (e.g., arts and sciences, medicine, law, etc.); in states where a public university existed prior to 1862, the first Morrill Act resulted in a college of agriculture being added to the university. USDA funds go only to the original land grant colleges of agriculture within the so-called land grant universities.
- Land treatment
- Any activity or project to improve conservation of soil, water, or other resources and to improve production.
- Land trust
- A private nonprofit organization, under § 501 (c)(3) of the federal tax code, that may receive donations of money, property or development rights, and may use its assets to purchase property or development rights.
- Land use plan
- A coordinated collection of data, programs, and activities related to existing and potential uses of land and resources within a defined area. Commonly associated with local units of government trying to anticipate and organize uses of space so as to meet defined goals. For producers, conservation plans are a type of land use plan.