Resolved: That the United States should substantially change its federal agricultural policy.

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Agriculture: The science or art of cultivating soil, harvesting crops, and raising livestock.

“‘Agriculture’ is broader in meaning than ‘farming’ and while it includes the preparation of soil, the planting of seeds, the raising of crops, and all their incidents, it also includes gardening, horticulture, viticulture, dairying, poultry, bee raising, and ranching.” 3 Am. Jur. 2d Agriculture section 1, at 934-35 (1986)  
                                      
Black’s Law Dictionary 7th Edition, 1999

(n)The science or art of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation of these products for man’s use and their disposal (as by marketing)
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977

Agricultural adj : of, relating to, used in, or concerned with agriculture
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977

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Change vb : 1 a: to make different in some particular 1 b: to make radically different 1 c: to give a different position, course, or direction to 2 a: to replace with another 2 b: to make a shift from one to another 2 c: to exchange for an equivalent sum or comparable item 2 d: to undergo a loss or modification of.
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977

(v): to make or become different, or to do, use, or get one thing in place of another thing, esp. of a similar type.
(n): A change often refers to something unusual or new that is better than what existed before, or more pleasant.
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Federal adj : Of or relating to a system of associated governments with a vertical division of governments into national and regional components having different responsibilities; esp., of or relating to the national government of the United States.                                 Black’s Law Dictionary 7th Edition, 1999

(adj) : 1: of or relating to a compact or treaty 2 a: formed by a compact between political units that surrender their individual sovereignty  to a central authority but retain limited residuary powers of government 2 b: of or constituting a form of government in which power is distributed between a central authority and a number of constituent territorial units 2 c: of or relating to the central government of a federation as distinguished from the governments of the constituent units
                                Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

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Policy: 1. The general principles by which a government is guided in its management of public affairs. 2. A document containing a contract of insurance 3.  A type of lottery in which bettors select numbers to bet on and place the bet with a “policy writer.”
                               
Black’s Law Dictionary 7th Edition, 1999  

(n): a set of ideas or a plan for action followed by a business, a government, a political party, or a group of people
(n): a document showing an agreement you have made with an insurance company
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Should : 1: used in auxiliary function to express condition 2: in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency 3: used in auxiliary function to express futurity from a point of view in the past 4: used in auxiliary function to express what is probable or expected 5: used in auxiliary function to express a request in a polite manner or to soften a direct statement  
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(adv): used to express that it is necessary, desirable, advisable, or important to perform the action of the following verb
(adv): used to express that the action of the main verb is probable
(adv): used to express a desire or opinion
(adv): used after a question word, such as "how" or "why," when asking a reason for something
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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Substantial adj : 1 a: consisting of or relating to substance 1 b: not imaginary or illusory 2: ample to satisfy and nourish 3 a: possessed of means 3 b: considerable in quantity : significantly large 4: firmly constructed 5: being largely but not wholly that which is specified
                               
Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(adj): large in size, value, or importance
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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United States n : a federation of states esp. when forming a nation in a usu. specified territory
                                Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1977  

(n): The United States (abbreviation US) is the United States of America, a nation consisting of 50 states, all but one (Hawaii) in North America.
                                Cambridge Dictionary of American English

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