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swampbuster

swampbuster n. a person who converts swampland into farmland. Etymological Note: Patterned after “sodbuster.” Popularized by the “Swampbuster” provision of the 1985 Food Security Act, which provides for sanctions against...

leisure farm

leisure farm  n.— «Meanwhile, the agri-tainment park, an agricultural theme park, opens its gates to visitors at the leisure farms agro-tourism development in Lemery, Batangas. Introducing a fun way to learn about agriculture, the park...

leisure farming

leisure farming  n.— «What is being called “leisure farming,” or agriculture combined with tourism, may play a vital role in the future agricultural development of the Republic of China on Taiwan.» —“Leisure Farming Idea...

colony collapse disorder

colony collapse disorder  n.— «That is why experts are concerned about an unexpected die-out of a large portion of the bee population this winter. According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, beekeepers in 24 states—including Ohio—have...

bammy

bammy  n.— «At breakfast in his Kingston hotel next morning, a somewhat discouraged Satin was browsing through the local newspaper when his eye fell on a small news item: a group of women in the village of Brown’s Hall were struggling to...

hard-chilled

hard-chilled  adj.— «Today, however, poultry may be labeled “fresh” as long as its internal temperature does not go below 26 F. Defying all common sense, the U.S. Department of Agriculture permits this subterfuge. The term for...

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