ranch·​er | \ ˈran-chər How to pronounce rancher (audio) \

Definition of rancher

: one who owns or works on a ranch

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Recent Examples on the Web President Trump’s daughter, a White House adviser, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured Coastal Sunbelt Produce in Laurel on Friday to highlight the Agriculture Department’s $19 billion coronavirus aid program for farmers and ranchers. Caitlin Yilek, Washington Examiner, "Ivanka Trump wears mask during tour of food warehouse," 15 May 2020 Assistance to farmers The bill would provide $50 million in assistance to farmers, farmers markets and local food outlets affected by market disruptions, as well as another $50 billion to beginning farmers and ranchers. Grace Segers, CBS News, "What's in the House Democrats' $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill?," 15 May 2020 Prior to the pandemic, South Dakota farmers and ranchers were navigating challenges caused by forces such as drought and a trade war. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Why unemployment claims are so low in South Dakota, Utah and Nebraska," 12 May 2020 More than 100 years earlier, midwestern farmers and ranchers moving into the arid Great Plains turned to wind as a power source pumping water from underground to nourish their operations. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fifty Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since the First Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2020 Over the past year, the Trump administration has extended $28 billion to American farmers and ranchers to help offset the pain of a trade war with China. New York Times, "Stocks Rally After Talk of Reopening Economy: Live Updates," 18 Apr. 2020 Farmers and ranchers had a suicide rate that was, on average, 3.5 times that of the general population, the study found. USA Today, "Midwest farmers face a crisis. Hundreds are dying by suicide.," 9 Mar. 2020 Those who say farmers and ranchers need to be a part of the solution point to the success of Brazilian agriculture over half a century. Juan Forero, WSJ, "Squatters Cut Down the Rainforest. Brazil Wants to Give Them the Land.," 31 Jan. 2020 The last ten years of our fight have been a roller coaster for the unlikely alliance of farmers, ranchers, tribal nations, and climate advocates who have been the heroes in stopping this pipeline. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, "How to Combat Climate Depression," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of rancher

1836, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2020

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“Rancher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rancher. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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: a person who lives or works on a ranch

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