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a cotton field/farmer/plantation etc
▪ Texas produced half of the US cotton crop.
dirt farmer
farmers' market
gentleman farmer
organic farmers/farms
▪ Organic farmers build up soil fertility by crop rotation.
▪ Synthetic fertilisers are banned on organic farms.
tenant farmer
▪ Despite all this, livestock deaths continued and alarm grew among the local farmers.
▪ Tipperary, owned by Merck, Sharp and Dohme is accused by a local farmer of causing his cattle to die.
▪ In Hatfield Chase today, you can see a sign put up by a local farmer with a sense of humour.
▪ Profits from it will go to local farmers who have been unable to make a living since the rains failed.
▪ Male speaker It's a Christmas perk for local farmers to sell holly and mistletoe.
▪ She is married to a local farmer and is the proprietor of Osiers Farm Golf Course.
▪ After a mile or two they passed an old farmer and asked him if he had seen Sir Hugo and the hounds.
▪ Niyonzima, a 40-year old peasant farmer, is about to become the first local tried for crimes against humanity.
▪ The old farmer did not pay him much money.
▪ And in an ironic twist, the Author is played by the same actor as the old farmer.
▪ But the old comfort farmer will hardly need the physical object any longer.
▪ Some one shot an old farmer and lifted him up and dumped him in a well and tossed in a grenade.
▪ But take a look at our old farmers.
▪ And they also believe that would-be organic farmers should be encouraged with financial incentives.
▪ There are around 1,100 organic farmers.
▪ Harriet Ryley has been talking to an organic farmer who believes in putting the environment before profits.
▪ He's an organic farmer so he doesn't use any of the chemicals used on conventional farms.
▪ The chances of this working are close to zero, leaving organic farmers without their biological weapon of last resort.
▪ More than 30 organic farmers have offered to have their plots surveyed.
▪ There are over 1,000 organic farmers operating in Britain at the moment.
▪ I hadn't eaten beef for years, apart from the occasional prime organic steak from farmers I happen to know.
▪ It is for all the poor farmers.
▪ They were part of the second wave of boat people, poor farmers and fishermen.
▪ These are lean times for the poor small farmers who work marginal lands in the coastal districts.
▪ The poor farmer spent a joyful year in her company, during which he learned many wonderful secrets.
▪ Hesiod was a poor farmer whose life was hard and bitter.
▪ The Characters Mr Kim-Soon: A poor farmer.
▪ Meanwhile state legislation protecting indebted small farmers has been abolished.
▪ The idea behind the Homestead Act was that a nation of small, independent farmers would make the best foundation for democracy.
▪ It has large and influential cereals and sugar barons in the north, but it has many small livestock farmers as well.
▪ For smaller farmers, too, the arguments in favour of slaughter are compelling.
▪ First, small farmers are many - while bigger farmers tend to be few.
▪ The seminar also called on governments to support small farmers, in order to help reduce the drift to the cities.
▪ I suspect it is the larger farmers signing up and throwing the smaller farmers to the vultures.
▪ The power that small hill farmers and poorer urban dwellers have in the state apparatus and in society at large is negligible.
▪ According to Whitehall officials, the local media suggested that the material was intended to help opposition parties or beleaguered white farmers.
▪ This has made Britain happy, since it has not had to pay out compensation to white farmers.
▪ Nine white farmers have been killed since April last year.
▪ The press seems intent on highlighting the deaths of two white farmers.
▪ The dead include white farmers, black farm labourers and city residents.
▪ The minister of agriculture and resettlement, Kumbirai Kangai, has been trying to reassure white farmers.
▪ If the white farmers are thrown off, they will default.
▪ The attempt to fan black hostility against white farmers during the election campaign was a failure.
▪ Northern will be ready with a partnership arrangement in which it and the dairy farmer will work together.
▪ More like a dairy farmer, Wade thought, than an officer of the law.
▪ For dairy farmers shorter courses were run but travel could still be considerable and some found it very difficult to attend.
▪ All California dairy farmers must pay 15 cents to the federal fund for every hundred pounds of milk produced.
▪ Roberts was born in 1918, the son of a dairy farmer in Puente, California.
▪ As any dairy farmer can attest, this is a procedure that quickly becomes pointless.
▪ There were a number of dairy farmers whose uncertainty about milk quotas was reflected in their responses.
▪ Critics routinely dubbed him a dairy farmer from Kansas.
▪ Part is earmarked for transfer to the impoverished peasant farmers living in the areas concerned.
▪ Last June, a force of state police killed 17 unarmed peasant farmers on their way to a protest rally.
▪ Mrs Villemin is the wife of a peasant farmer.
▪ Niyonzima, a 40-year old peasant farmer, is about to become the first local tried for crimes against humanity.
▪ This depended on the creation of a large body of enterprising peasant farmers growing essentially cash crops.
▪ I also visited a cooperative of peasant farmers who grow sesame seed.
▪ Small peasant farmers, who own their own plots have often been compelled to sell land through poverty and debts.
▪ Red-tape, paperwork and bribe-hungry officials await peasant farmer Ramlal when he visits the city.
▪ Many farmers and tenant farmers live in big old rambling houses.
▪ Thousands of tenant farmers who have traditionally farmed the land, have already been displaced.
▪ The case of the large organisation versus the tenant farmer is summarised below from a file of 63 letters, plus documents.
▪ It was let to a series of tenant farmers for over two centuries, until the Tremaynes returned in 1914.
▪ Many councillors said they felt compelled to vote against the motion because they believed in the tenant farmers freedom of choice.
▪ Apparently in the old days it was the place where tenant farmers paid their rent to the estate.
▪ This was then worked by tenant farmers, who in turn employed many agricultural labourers.
▪ Born in 1589, he was the son of a small tenant farmer.
▪ The scheme merely encourages farmers to intensify production on their remaining land, it is argued.
▪ That will encourage existing farmers to increase their production per hectare from their smaller land allocation.
▪ The Government have encouraged farmers to diversify.
▪ It encourages the formation of farmer cooperatives and advances them loans for irrigation pumps.
▪ Agricultural advisors often inadvertently encourage pests by advising farmers to cultivate more intensively.
▪ The government has introduced several schemes to encourage farmers to plant up land.
▪ Does he think that he is helping our farmers in their genuine plight by highlighting such diseases in this debate?
▪ It was not enough, however, to help farmers.
▪ Already, independent specialist consultants are helping farmers by walking fields and assisting with advice for strategies of control.
▪ The new guarantee is designed to help farmers establish a base farming income, needed to secure agricultural loans.
▪ Above all, I want to help my farmer constituents towards a prosperous future.
▪ On the positive side, this approach has helped farmers in some developing countries to obtain better prices for their products.
▪ Other grants are offered to help farmers produce the most suitable products.
▪ None of these exemptions, however, will help the businessman or farmer of whose plight mention has already been made.
▪ He has no intention of paying, arguing that farmers have traded seed for centuries.
▪ Southern Californian cities pay farmers to spread the material on land where non-edible crops are grown.
▪ We can not pay if farmers do not make the claims.
▪ For many the costs are so high that it does not even pay the farmer to send his crops to be sold.
▪ Rather than do anything about it, the Council pay the farmers a subsidy to filter the water.
▪ In 1994, for example, the U. S. Government paid farmers approximately $ 10 billion in grants.
▪ That is an odd prescription from an apostle of efficiency: you pay your most productive farmers not to produce.
▪ The government was paying farmers fifteen cents a cubic yard to move dirt.
▪ Some land was raised, leveled and sold to farmers.
▪ The pulp is sold back to the farmers for feeding to their cattle.
▪ Many of the fodder crops are sold to the hill farmers and some are used to fatten the lambs.
▪ Springing sows reached £189 for a genuine sow sold by a Markethill farmer.
small business/firm/farmer etc
▪ As a consequence, greater emphasis has been placed upon encouraging locally-based regeneration, and especially upon a revival of small firms.
▪ But it also is threatening the livelihoods of many small business operators in San Diego and elsewhere.
▪ Confiscatory taxes and overly complex tax regulations make it exceedingly difficult for small business to perform this basic function.
▪ On March 19 it passed a regulatory reform bill, which is intended to lighten the weight of government on small businesses.
▪ Paid holidays are 25 percent fewer in small firms and only half of this allowance is actually taken.
▪ The company also has expanded its offerings to help large and small businesses use the Internet and private computer networks.
▪ The Northern arm currently caters to the needs of more than 1,000 small businesses.
▪ The people believed, and many of them were putting money into improving their homes, modernizing their small businesses.
▪ Federal subsidies are still given to tobacco farmers.
▪ However, at times farmers have been their own worst enemies.
▪ Instead, farmers would get a guaranteed but dwindling federal payment over each of the next seven years.
▪ It was a system that worked and might be attractive to farmers in stock areas.
▪ Most of us were subsistence farmers.
▪ Mr MacSharry's plan, therefore, is to direct income support towards smaller farmers.
▪ U.S. farmers sold the world about $ 50 billion in farm goods last year, much of it genetically engineered.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Farmer \Farm"er\ (f[aum]rm"[~e]r), n. [Cf. F. fermier.] One who farms; as:

  1. One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant.

  2. One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman.

  3. One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues.

  4. (Mining) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.

    Farmer-general [F. fermier-general], one to whom the right of levying certain taxes, in a particular district, was farmed out, under the former French monarchy, for a given sum paid down.

    Farmers' satin, a light material of cotton and worsted, used for coat linings.

    The king's farmer (O. Eng. Law), one to whom the collection of a royal revenue was farmed out.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "one who collects taxes, etc.," from Anglo-French fermer, Old French fermier "lease-holder," from Medieval Latin firmarius, from firma "fixed payment" (see farm (n.)). In the agricultural sense, 1590s, replacing native churl and husbandman.


n. A person who works the land or who keeps livestock, especially on a farm.

  1. n. a person who operates a farm [syn: husbandman, granger, sodbuster]

  2. United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920) [syn: James Leonard Farmer]

  3. an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915) [syn: Fannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer]

Farmer, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 18
Housing Units (2000): 10
Land area (2000): 0.063721 sq. miles (0.165037 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.063721 sq. miles (0.165037 sq. km)
FIPS code: 21060
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 43.724747 N, 97.688492 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57311
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Farmer, SD

A farmer (also called an agriculturer) is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock. A farmer might own the farmed land or might work as a labourer on land owned by others, but in advanced economies, a farmer is usually a farm owner, while employees of the farm are known as farm workers, or farmhands. However, in the not so distant past a farmer was a person who promotes or improves the growth of (a plant, crop, etc.) by labor and attention, land or crops or raises animals (as livestock or fish).

Farmer (party)

In the 1930 federal election in Canada, five supporters of the United Farmers ran in Saskatchewan as "Farmer" candidates. None of them were elected. Additionally, in the 1925 federal election, one supporter of the Progressive Party of Canada ran in Quebec as a "Farmer" candidate.

Farmer (disambiguation)

A farmer is a person who engages in agriculture.

Farmer or farmers may also refer to:

Farmer (surname)

Farmer is an English surname. Although an occupationally derived surname, it was not given to tillers of the soil, but to collectors of taxes and tithes specializing in the collection of funds from farming leases. In 2000, there were 68,309 people with the last name Farmer in the United States, making it the 431st most common last name in the nation.

Usage examples of "farmer".

French priests minister to the Acadian farmers outside the fort, to the sinister Indians ever lying in ambush, to the French bushrovers under young St.

English and prevent the Acadian farmers taking the oath of fidelity to England.

In a few days the English cannon had been placed in a circle round the fort, and set such strange music humming in the ears of the besieged that the Acadian farmers deserted and the priest nervously thought of flight.

John Adams was a lawyer and a farmer, a graduate of Harvard College, the husband of Abigail Smith Adams, the father of four children.

AT QUINCY he threw himself into his other life as farmer Adams with greater zest than ever, as though determined to make the most of what might be his last extended stay for a long while.

The cave of Adullam was his lair, whence he sallied forth to levy blackmail on the rich farmers and graziers of the neighbourhood, cutting their throats when they refused to pay.

Brazil farmers have been attacking the Africans for years with DDT and organophosphates.

The farmers went to the small towns, but these were quickly besieged by the Africans, and soon a large human population was in flight.

Before he became a merchant Ebenezer was a farmer and after his marriage he wore the Prince Albert coat to church on Sundays and on Saturday afternoons when he came into town to trade.

One hamper, designed to be carried by a donkey, held a pair of choice hams from Farmer Pigget and his wife, plus a smoked turkey, taken off the bone, a bushel of potato salad sauced with akh, and a dozen country pasties.

That pork cutlet ya ate for supper, ya know that money came from a farmer in Akita, the thousand yen he gave me with his hand all black, ya know that?

Bilgewater Junction, the base attempt of the Drug Trust to boost the price of quinine foiled in the House by Congressman Jinks, the first tall poplar struck by lightning and the usual stunned picknickers who had taken refuge, the first crack of the ice jam in the Allegheny River, the finding of a violet in its mossy bed by the correspondent at Round Corners - these are the advance signs of the burgeoning season that are wired into the wise city, while the farmer sees nothing but winter upon his dreary fields.

Oh, how the labourers swore and the farmers chuckled, when he put up steam-engines on all his farms, refused to give away a farthing in alms, and enforced the new Poor-law to the very letter.

Mesa Verde Anasazi were primarily farmers rather than hunters or even gatherers.

They hardly expected to see him again, and certainly Andy Blair never dreamed of the strange part the young farmer would play in his coming life at Yale.