farmland

noun
farm·​land | \ ˈfärm-ˌland How to pronounce farmland (audio) \

Definition of farmland

: land used or suitable for farming

Examples of farmland in a Sentence

50 acres of rich farmland
Recent Examples on the Web The family's four acres of farmland are protected on one side by a forest planted about a decade ago, and on the other by a long sandy cliff. Reuters, ABC News, 6 June 2021 Today, the project delivers irrigation water to some 240,000 acres of farmland used to grow alfalfa, grass seed and potatoes, among other crops. oregonlive, 3 June 2021 San Diego has lost about 20 percent — or 60,000 acres — of farmland over the past decade, as land that once grew crops and livestock has been converted to housing or businesses. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2021 Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who is the largest private owner of farmland in the U.S., has invested in several synthetic meat startups, including Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Memphis Meats and Hampton Creek Foods. NBC News, 28 May 2021 Only about 2 to 5% of farmland in Minnesota has cover crops, said John Jaschke, executive director of the state Board of Water & Soil Resources. Greg Stanley, Star Tribune, 16 May 2021 The Colorado River and its tributaries provide water for cities from Denver to Tucson and about 4.5 million acres of farmland from Wyoming to the U.S.-Mexico border. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, 10 June 2021 The Colorado River and its tributaries provide water for cities from Denver to Tucson and about 4.5 million acres of farmland from Wyoming to the U.S.-Mexico border. Ian James, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 However, the cost of farmland is also climbing because every acre is becoming much more profitable. Brandon Silveira, Forbes, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of farmland

1638, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of farmland was in 1638

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18 Jun 2021

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“Farmland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farmland. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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farmland

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English Language Learners Definition of farmland

: land used or suitable for farming

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