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An area devoted to the production of forage (introduced or native) and harvested by grazing. [NALT]

Pastures are those lands that are primarily used for the production of adapted, domesticated forage plants for livestock.[AGROVOC]


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Forage is defined as the edible part of a plant, other than the separated grain, that is generally above ground and that can provide feed for grazing animals or can be harvested for feeding.  [NALT]

Grazing Lands

Any vegetated land that is grazed or has the potential to be grazed by animals (domestic and wild). This term is all-inclusive and covers all kinds and types of land that can be grazed. [AGROVOC]


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