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General words for farming, and types of farming

agrarian

adjective

relating to or involving farming or farmers

agribusiness

noun

the business of operating a large farm to produce as much food and profit as possible, or one of the farms that operates in this way

agribusiness

noun

the business of making and selling products that are used in farming, or a company that does this

agricultural

adjective

relating to farming

agricultural

adjective

involved in farming or used for farming

agriculture

noun

the work, business, or study of farming

agronomics

noun

the branch of economics that deals with the way land is used and the things that are produced by farming

agronomy

noun

the study of crops and the types of soil they grow in

battery

adjective

battery farming involves keeping large numbers of chickens very close together in small boxes, in conditions that many people think are cruel

battery farm

noun

a farm on which chickens and sometimes calves are kept very close together in small boxes

breed

verb

to produce new plants or animals from existing ones, especially in order to produce plants or animals with particular characteristics

the CAP

the Common Agricultural Policy: a set of laws about farming and food production made by the European Union

collective

noun

a farm or business owned by the government and run by a group of workers

collective farm

noun

a farm that is run by the people who work there but is owned by the government

croft

noun

a small farm in Scotland

crofting

noun

farming on a croft

culture

noun

in agriculture, the process of growing crops or breeding animals

dairy farming

noun

the business of keeping cows and selling their milk

estate

noun

a large area of land where a particular crop is grown

farm

noun

an area of land used for growing crops or keeping animals

farm

noun

used on, or belonging to, a farm

farm

noun

a farmhouse

farm

verb

to use land for growing crops or keeping animals

farming

noun

the activity or business of a being a farmer

farmland

noun

land used for farming

fish farming

noun

the practice of breeding fish

free-range

adjective

free-range chickens, pigs, and other farm animals are allowed to move around and feed naturally. This is considered to be a kinder method of farming than intensive methods.

free-range

adjective

free-range eggs come from free-range chickens

hacienda

noun

a large farm in Spain or in a country where people speak Spanish

harvest

verb

to collect plants, animals, or other things that can be eaten or used

holding

noun

a piece of land that someone owns or pays rent for, usually used for farming

homestead

noun

a farm, including the farmhouse and any other buildings on the land

homestead

noun

an area of land that was given to people in the past by the US government to live on and farm

hydroponics

noun

a method of growing plants in water that has the necessary minerals in it, instead of in soil

intensive

adjective

designed to produce as much food as possible from an area of land

kibbutz

noun

a farm or place of work in Israel where the workers live together and share everything

mixed farming

noun

a system of farming in which you keep animals and grow crops on the same farm

organic

adjective

used for describing methods of farming and food production that use no or only a small number of artificial chemicals and methods

ranch

noun

a large farm that produces a particular crop or animal

ranching

noun

the work or business of operating a ranch

slash and burn

adjective

slash and burn farming involves cutting down and burning trees and old plants in order to plant new crops

smallholding

noun

a very small farm

the soil

noun

farming as a job or as a way of life

subsistence farming

noun

the activity of growing just enough food to live on, but not enough to sell

agriculturally

adverb

battery farming

noun

factory farming

noun

intensively

adverb

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