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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.
References in classic literature ?
I reckon about twenty cents for supper," replied the farmer.
They were all of them too hungry to talk; but afterward they sat upon the steps and smoked, and the farmer questioned his guest.
It ain't quite the same," the farmer answered, seeing the point.
He hoped the farmer could charm it away as easily as he could Tom's wart, and was ready with equal faith to put another notched stick into his other pocket, for the cure of his own ailments.
He himself had played football and gone bird-nesting with the farmers whom he met at vestry and the labourers who tilled their fields, and so had his father and grandfather, with their progenitors.
The farmer followed him with his eyes, and when he saw that he had cleared the wood and was no longer in sight, he turned to his boy Andres, and said, "Come here, my son, I want to pay you what I owe you, as that undoer of wrongs has commanded me.
Now, Master Andres," said the farmer, "call on the undoer of wrongs; you will find he won't undo that, though I am not sure that I have quite done with you, for I have a good mind to flay you alive.
Her majesty used to put a bit of meat upon one of my dishes, out of which I carved for myself, and her diversion was to see me eat in miniature: for the queen (who had indeed but a weak stomach) took up, at one mouthful, as much as a dozen English farmers could eat at a meal, which to me was for some time a very nauseous sight.
Coleman has reported chiefly the expensive experiments of gentlemen farmers, my outgoes were,--
The railroads, controlling rates, and the bankers and stock exchange gamesters, controlling prices, had long since bled the farmers into indebtedness.
Thus the farmers were compelled to borrow more and more, while they were prevented from paying back old loans.
Of course, here and there, farmers, and even whole communities of farmers, escaped expropriation by virtue of exceptional conditions.