crop·​land | \ ˈkräp-ˌland How to pronounce cropland (audio) \

Definition of cropland

: land that is suited to or used for crops

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Recent Examples on the Web The team will also use drones to get more documentation and information about how and when hogs are most likely to damage cropland, and work with farmers to better understand the full impact of hog damage. Dennis Pillion |, al, "Auburn researchers study feral hog damage in Alabama," 13 Jan. 2021 Financial assistance is available in agricultural categories such as cropland, organic and pasture operations. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Student digs in to replace 2 million sheets of paper used at Hawken School: Valley Views," 5 Jan. 2021 Environmental groups say 165 million acres (67 million hectares) of monarch habitat — an area the size of Texas — have been lost in the past 20 years to development or herbicide applications in cropland. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Endangered-species decision expected on beloved butterfly," 14 Dec. 2020 The concept envisions the U.S. Midwest’s swatches of cropland doing double duty as a vast carbon sink. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Agriculture Industry Bets on Carbon as a New Cash Crop," 23 Dec. 2020 Infrastructure, cropland and tens of thousands of homes are gone. David Leonhardt, New York Times, "Three Steps for Safe Living," 4 Dec. 2020 Analysts at the Chinese brokerage firm Shenwan Hongyuan, meanwhile, recently estimated that China could lose 11.2 million tons worth of food compared to last year, given how much cropland was damaged by mid July. Laura He, CNN, "'Everything is gone.' Flooding in China ruins farmers and risks rising food prices," 8 Aug. 2020 The Conservation Reserve Program begins, incentivizing landowners to revert marginal cropland to native grasses, creating millions of acres of habitat for deer, turkeys, ducks, pheasants, and quail. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, "Game Changers: The Greatest Conservation Milestones in Hunting and Fishing History," 9 Dec. 2020 The storms, two of the most powerful in a record-breaking season, demolished tens of thousands of homes, wiped out infrastructure and swallowed vast swaths of cropland. New York Times, "2 Hurricanes Devastated Central America. Will the Ruin Spur a Migration Wave?," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of cropland

1846, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jan 2021

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“Cropland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cropland

: land on which crops are grown

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