work the land


: to plant and sow crops

Examples of work the land in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Citizens would work the land or engage in trade to meet their needs instead of creating massive farms, plantations, or industrial plants designed to generate immense profit. TIME, 6 May 2024 The new settlers established a wide network of cotton plantations that crisscrossed the state and brought in enslaved people to work the land and tend to their homes. Dana Shavin, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024 The idea that Jews would work the land was central to a new Jewish identity different from the intellectual or businessman of the diaspora. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 1 Feb. 2024 Players have to fix up an old house, work the land and rebuild the small town. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, 19 Jan. 2024 Foreign employees, especially from Thailand, now work the land. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 John helps work the land of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch with his uncle until he is killed by the family's enemy, Banner Creighton. Emily J. Shiffer, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 But the agricultural community fears that subsequent infrastructure planning for water, fencing, roads and other improvements will impede ranchers' ability to work the land. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 11 Aug. 2023 There are people who live on ranches, work the land and compete in rodeos. Time, 10 Nov. 2022

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“Work the land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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