farm·land | \ ˈfärm-ˌland \

Definition of farmland 

: land used or suitable for farming

Examples of farmland in a Sentence

50 acres of rich farmland

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Corktown’s fortunes fell further after World War II even as Detroit built new neighborhoods farther out and expanded into the farmland north of 8 Mile Road. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Here's what you might not know about Corktown's history," 9 July 2018 Submersible pumps sent water gushing out into neighboring farmlands as fresh rains filled the chambers up again. Time, "'Happy as I Could Be in the World.' What It Was Like in Thailand When Rescuers Found the Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave," 2 July 2018 The Times championed building the world’s longest aqueduct — 233 miles — to transport Sierra snowmelt to Los Angeles, a project that would infamously dry up rich Owens Valley farmlands and uproot many of its inhabitants. Joe Mozingo,, "Visionaries and scoundrels made the Los Angeles Times, which returns to local ownership after 18 years," 17 June 2018 The previous owner of the land that became Brookfield Farm had already sold the property’s development rights to the state’s farmland preservation program. Gregory B. Hladky,, "Connecticut Dairy Farmers Losing Hope, Selling Herds," 8 June 2018 Today Texas has over 4,000 acres of producing vineyard farmland and around 300 wineries. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 And in the back is the beer garden, where community tables and the bar overlook sprawling farmland. Wesley Case,, "Harford County beer: A tour of four breweries shaping the scene," 21 May 2018 The figure is several times what area farmland had been bringing before the emergence of Foxconn and its plans for a $10 billion, 22 million-square-foot factory employing thousands. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Village of Mount Pleasant moves toward declaring Foxconn site a 'blighted area'," 9 May 2018 The area around Fukushima is mostly scenic farmland fringed with thickly wooded hills. Vince Beiser, WIRED, "The Robot Assault On Fukushima," 26 Apr. 2018

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1638, in the meaning defined above

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