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 shareholder family’s investment arm bought 160 acres of farmland here for Prairie Ridge, a development aimed at creating more affordable homes. WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022 By the beginning of 2020, Chinese companies possessed $1.9 billion in American agricultural land, amounting to approximately 192,000 acres of the almost 900 million acres of farmland in the U.S. Jack Wolfsohn, National Review, 29 July 2022 Most modern settlement has occurred atop the ridges themselves, which feature the only viable tracts of farmland in the delta. Boyce Upholt, Wired, 23 July 2022 At the same time, Yuma farmers began discussing a plan that would ask the state compensate them handsomely for a major but temporary reduction in their use, perhaps on hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 21 July 2022 As Kim Chipman reported for Bloomberg, a UC Merced researcher says about 800,000 acres of farmland could be dry and fallow this year, much more than last year. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 The full Colorado River system supplies water to 40 million people in seven western states as well as Mexico, and irrigates more than 5 million acres of farmland from Wyoming to the Gulf of California. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 18 July 2022 In 2018, Frink bought 42 acres of farmland in Red Springs, N.C, and began raising cows and chickens. Eileen Finan,, 14 July 2022 Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirişci told lawmakers last month that leasing farmland in Sudan will be a crucial step in boosting food security. Faustine Ngila, Quartz, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of farmland

1638, in the meaning defined above

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5 Aug 2022

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“Farmland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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