mixed farming

noun

: 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, 20 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mixed farming was in 1872

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“Mixed farming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20farming. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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