mixed farming

noun

Definition of mixed farming

: the growing of food or cash crops, feed crops, and livestock on the same farm

Examples of mixed farming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reports commissioned by Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party MEP for Southwest England, and others revolve around mixed farming, increasing biodiversity, and addressing big issues such as loss of topsoil and supporting farming communities. Craig Ballinger, Slate Magazine, "The Dark State of British Rhubarb," 20 Mar. 2017

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1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Mixed farming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20farming. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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