word listings Common Farmfolio and Agribusiness Concepts


Pastures land or a plot of land used for the grazing of animals
Percolation the movement and filtering of fluids through porous materials, such as the movement of water through the soil.
Perishable food food that can decay or rot quickly if not refrigerated or taken care of in another way (e.g. through drying, salting, canning, etc.).
Permaculture the term "permaculture", coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, is a blend of "permanent agriculture" and “permanent culture”. The goal is perennial agricultural systems that mimic the structure and interrelationships found in natural ecologies. Originating as an agroecological design theory, it freely borrows techniques and cultural systems from organic agriculture, sustainable forestry, horticulture, agroforestry and the land management systems of indigenous peoples, developing organising principles that are transferred through two-week intensive permaculture design courses around the world. (For more information and links to resources, see the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia’s website at: www.permaculture.org.au)
Pesticide a substance that kills any pest, including insects, fungi, and weeds
pH a value that indicates the acidity of the soil
Photosynthesis the process by which green plants use light energy from the sun to produce sugar from water and the air
Plow to work the soil by turning over the top layer; the machine used to turn the top layer of soil
Pollinate to fertilize by transferring pollen from the anther to the stigma of a flower
Polyculture agriculture using multiple crops in the same space in imitation of the diversity of natural ecosystems, and avoiding large stands of single crops, or monocultures. It includes crop rotation, multi-cropping, intercropping, companion planting, beneficial weeds, and alley cropping.)
Pork bellies meat from the belly area of a pig; used for bacon
Port a town or city where ships are loaded with products to be shipped overseas
Position limits Position limits are the predetermined position level (number of contracts allowable for holding) set by regulatory bodies for a specific futures or options contract. Position limits are created for the purpose of maintaining stable and fair markets.
Preferred Equity Typically in a Preferred Equity investment, all cash flow or profits are paid back to the preferred investors (after all debt has been repaid) until they receive the agreed upon “preferred return.”
Preferred Return A Preferred Return is paid to investors before a sponsor receives any share of the cash flow.
Pro-Forma A financial model often used in real estate to predict future cash flows and total investment returns.
Project Payment Dependent Notes A Project Payment Dependent Note is a special, limited obligation of Fundrise Investments, LLC sold to investors, the proceeds of which are used to fund corresponding project investments.