Definition of farming noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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farming

noun
ˈfɑːmɪŋ
 
; ˈfɑːrmɪŋ
 
[uncountable]
 
the business of managing or working on a farm
to take up farmingsheep/fish, etc. farmingorganic farmingmodern farming methodsa farming community
Usage noteUsage note: FarmingGrowing food and raising animalsplant trees/seeds/crops/vines/barleygrow/produce corn/wheat/rice/fruitplough/(North American English) plow land/a fieldsow/harvest seeds/crops/fieldsspread manure/fertilizer on somethingcultivate/irrigate/water/contaminate crops/plants/fields/landdamage/destroy/lose your cropripen/pick fruit/berries/grapespress/dry/ferment grapesgrind/thresh grain/corn/wheatraise/rear/keep chickens/poultry/cattle/pigsraise/breed/feed/graze livestock/cattle/sheepkill/slaughter livestockpreserve/smoke/cure/salt meatModern farmingrun a fish farm/an organic dairyengage in/be involved in intensive (pig/fish) farminguse/apply (chemical/organic) fertilizer/insecticides/pesticidesbegin/do/conduct field trials of GM (= genetically modified) cropsgrow/develop GM crops/seeds/plants/foodsfund/invest in genetic engineering/researchimprove/increase crop yieldsface/suffer from/alleviate food shortageslabel food that contains GMOs (= genetically modified organisms)eliminate/reduce farm subsidiesoppose/be against factory farming/GM foodpromote/encourage/support organic/sustainable farming