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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 ?
While he worked night and day to make his farms more productive and to extend his holdings of land, he regretted that he could not use his own restless energy in the building of temples, the slaying of unbelievers and in general in the work of glorifying God's name on earth.
Eliza recognized the voice and face for a man who owned a farm not far from her old home.
A man's health requires as many acres of meadow to his prospect as his farm does loads of muck.
Frequently, before the child has reached its twelfth month, its mother is taken from it, and hired out on some farm a con- siderable distance off, and the child is placed under the care of an old woman, too old for field labor.
It may cost as much as a thousand pianos or as much as three square miles of farms in Indiana.
He was a shepherd-boy attached to the farm of the Count of San-Felice, situated between Palestrina and the lake of Gabri; he was born at Pampinara, and entered the count's service when he was five years old; his father was also a shepherd, who owned a small flock, and lived by the wool and the milk, which he sold at Rome.
They thought he was only away somewhere on the farms, and was with the sheep, or with the swineherd; so Antinous said, "When did he go?
He was living like a patriarch, surrounded by laborers and interpreters, all snugly housed, and provided with excellent farms.
For farms, and all the more vulgar aspects of real estate, he had a sovereign contempt; but offer him a bit of land that could be measured by feet and inches, and he was your man.
Beautiful and thriving villages are found interspersed along the margins of the small lakes, or situated at those points of the streams which are favorable for manufacturing; and neat and comfortable farms, with every indication of wealth about them, are scattered profusely through the vales, and even to the mountain tops.
That evening and thereafter for a week they gave the Chapins the official history, as one gives it to lodgers, of Friars Pardon the house and its five farms.
He was the youngest son of his father, a poor parson at the other end of the county, and had arrived at Talbothays Dairy as a six months' pupil, after going the round of some other farms, his object being to acquire a practical skill in the various processes of farming, with a view either to the Colonies, or the tenure of a home-farm, as circumstances might decide.