Definition of farming in US English:

farming

noun

  • The activity or business of growing crops and raising livestock.

    • ‘In the end, the pressures of horticultural crop and field crop farming are more similar than they are different.’
    • ‘But we also do agriculture and organic farming, we teach permaculture.’
    • ‘Pork producers valued the challenge to be the best they can be, and depicted farming as a rewarding business that provided a good living.’
    • ‘In addition to farming and livestock raising, the women at the VVF Centre have also acquired skills in making soap and petroleum jelly.’
    • ‘There have been many major advances in the science, technical and business side of farming and agriculture over the past number of years.’
    • ‘Will the grower lose all expenses and other tax deductions relating to his or her small business or farming enterprise?’
    • ‘It is sometimes suggested that the key feature of agricultural intensification was a switch from pastoral to arable farming.’
    • ‘Shortly after this time, they begin performing herding or farming activities, sometimes on their own.’
    • ‘Are there any resemblances in live stock breeding and farming practices applied in present Bulgaria's agriculture and the EU member states?’
    • ‘The level areas of Lincolnshire are good arable farming country, famous for such crops as potatoes.’
    • ‘Reg worked with his private trucking business, enjoyed farming, raising cattle and working in the woods.’
    • ‘Leave it to others to compete and let farmers go back to their traditional activity of farming, he advised.’
    • ‘The announcement will give farmers greater flexibility on moving stock, restocking and other day-to-day farming activities.’
    • ‘During the 14th and 15th centuries, rabbit farming was extended into marginal areas as arable farming receded.’
    • ‘The main agriculture is sheep farming which is managed on an extensive rangeland system, leaving only a few areas on the larger islands free from grazing pressure.’
    • ‘A key requirement in today's farm supply business is to keep an eye on farming trends.’
    • ‘Get to know other farmers in your area that are doing similar farming and business.’
    • ‘Developing a business prospectus for your farming operation is one of the best first steps to take.’
    • ‘Livestock production and crop farming were their major source of income.’
    • ‘In agriculture, for example, there are fewer, larger farming operations.’
    agriculture, cultivation, tilling, tillage, husbandry, land management, farm management
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Pronunciation

farming

/ˈfärmiNG//ˈfɑrmɪŋ/