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subsistence farming

noun

Definition of subsistence farming

  1. 1 :  farming or a system of farming that provides all or almost all the goods required by the farm family usually without any significant surplus for sale

  2. 2 :  farming or a system of farming that produces a minimum and often inadequate return to the farmer —called also subsistence agriculture

subsistence farmer

noun


1938

First Known Use of subsistence farming

1938


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