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farm

agricultural enterprise based on land use.

farm animal
animals used for the production of human and animal food and feed, fiber, skin and hide and, to the extent that they are used in farm work, bullocks and horses used in the hauling of freight and for transport.
farm chemical
includes fertilizers, insectides, herbicides, medicines, bird repellents, poison baits: a common source of poisoning for farm animals.
dry farm
a farm dependent on rainfall as its water resource—no irrigation is available.
irrigation farm
a farm with a significant part of its area under irrigation.
pasture farm
a farm whose principal resource is pasture for grazing animals.
farm profile
a description of the resources and practices on a farm drawn up so that an assessor can estimate the financial viability and potential of the unit.
farm visits
see veterinary farm visits.
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With more farmable land that is optimized for water management and more uniform production, growers can experience increased yield.
The original homesteads were established on farmable land near water sources, in warm valleys, or on snow-free prairies.
as much of our land as possible remains farmable, that farming skills remain abundant, and that public indifference and obloquy does not entirely crush the enthusiasm of farmers for their calling," he writes.
The transcontinentals had to run through hundreds of miles of difficult terrain that never would be farmable and never would generate much traffic for the road.
Africa holds 60 per cent of the world's uncultivated farmable land however one in three people still go hungry there every day.
Al-Habsi added that Oman s fish farming is still in the primary phase compared to other countries within the current development in Oman s fish farming research sector as the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry managed to prepare applied studies on farmable species of marine organisms that live in Oman s waters, such as abalone, lobster and marine trepang.
We need to expand our ability to farm on land not considered farmable because it is eroded or desertified, using water not considered suitable for farming because it is wastewater or saltwater.
Additionally, the residential and oil industry killed off a big part of farmable land.
However, the CRP approach that USDA sought comments on would keep the program at 32 million acres, which would be divided between 24 million enrolled via general signups and 8 million for "targeted" signups, such as the conservation reserve enhancement program; continuous signups; farmable wetlands; state acres for wildlife enhancement; and other initiatives.
The region has almost a million hectares (3,900 sq miles) of farmable land, of which 62 per cent is in some form of environmentallyfriendly stewardship scheme, managed by farmers and landowners.
For instance, vast farmable holdings are only available in thinly populated areas and with labour-intensive plantations, many people are needed for harvesting and maintenance.
Planting Hope on Worn-Out Land: History of the Tuskegee Land Utilization Project, Macon County, Alabama 1935-1959 is a thoughtful historical chronicle of a project that helped rehabilitate the barely farmable land that African-Americans were sharecropping upon at the close of the Civil War.