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

Definition of cropland

: land that is suited to or used for crops

Examples of cropland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ranch's 746 acres of slope and ravine, cropland and pasture have shifted thanks to a combination of drought and technology. Anchorage Daily News, "Fires, floods and free parking: California’s unending fight against climate change," 8 Dec. 2019 The Mississippi River is carving a new path in southern Illinois, leaving roads in disrepair, cropland underwater and even barges marooned in a farm field in Dogtooth Bend. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Charges filed in killing of UIC student, Mississippi River literally dividing a community and your complete Thanksgiving guide," 26 Nov. 2019 There are signs that the loss is slowing down: The area converted to cropland fell to 1.7 million acres in 2017, and conservationists say that provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill will help protect remaining grasslands. Mark Tutton, CNN, "Why bringing back bison could help restore America's lost prairie," 25 Nov. 2019 Permanent pastures are more geared for a livestock farm industry whereas cover crops are better suited for cropland, Keppler said. Washington Post, "Maryland continues funding for protective crop plantings," 27 Nov. 2019 Satellite maps make the distance between the fires and cropland clear. The Washington Post, cleveland, "The Amazon is still burning. Who is responsible?," 7 Oct. 2019 Toxic pesticides used in agricultural croplands can be deadly for wild flora and fauna. Claire Wolters, National Geographic, "Grassland threats, explained," 22 Aug. 2019 The municipality, hard up against the Colorado River’s western bank, is surrounded on three sides by cropland. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Trading water for cash along the Colorado River," 20 Aug. 2019 Then, in 2016, General Mills supported The Nature Conservancy in developing a Soil Health Roadmap, which made the case for investing in building healthier soil on U.S. croplands. NBC News, "Can regenerative agriculture reverse climate change? Big Food is banking on it.," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cropland

1846, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Cropland.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cropland

: land on which crops are grown

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