from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Land suitable or used for farming.
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- n. Land which is suitable for farming and agricultural production.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a rural area where farming is practiced; land actually under cultivation or capable of supporting crops.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
- n. a rural area where farming is practiced
Across the country, the rural areas the Amish inhabit are rapidly becoming exurbs, and what was once farmland is being sold to make way for subdivisions and Wal-Marts -- making raw land, even when it is available, prohibitively expensive.
That should be coupled with an end to tax breaks on suburban land that is called "farmland" but is mostly a tax dodge for people who earn only a tiny fraction of their income from farming.
Think of how much quality farmland is lost to organic farming.
But so much of U.S. farmland is already in production that some acres might have to be cannibalized from other crops, potentially tightening supplies of other commodities.
So it seems like a better approach would be to focus on how much usable farmland is taken up by inefficient meat-raising rather than to argue against meat-raising anywhere and everywhere.
South of Baghdad, Iraqi villagers and soldiers unearthed at least 13 bodies from a shallow, dusty grave in farmland on the outskirts of Latifiyah, a mostly Sunni town that also has some Shiite residents.
Flooding of farmland is a huge tragedy for farmers, and something that will affect everyone who eats, essentially.
The abundance of fish, fruit and fertile farmland is reflected in the expansive lifestyle of the people.
I always enjoy the ride out that way because the farmland is so beautiful and with the sun hanging low … It was gorgeuos.
Unlike in farmland rich with corn, alfalfa, and soybeans, highly preferred foods are comparatively few here.