under the plow

idiom

of land
: used for growing crops
The amount of local land under the plow is decreasing.

Examples of under the plow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The extra land put under the plow released a significant amount of carbon, enough to flip the assessment of corn ethanol from a carbon-negative fuel to a carbon-emitting one. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 17 Feb. 2022 With much of the world’s prime farmland already under the plow, there’s not much wiggle room to feed those extra mouths. Andrew Curry, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2013

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“Under the plow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20the%20plow. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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