farming farm‧ing [ˈfɑːmɪŋ ǁ ˈfɑːrmɪŋ] noun [uncountable] FARMING
the practice or business of growing crops or keeping animals on a farm:

• modern methods of farming

• the UK's farming industry

ˌdry ˈfarming FARMING
farming methods used in dry areas where there is very little water and no Irrigation (= way of supplying water to land)
ˈfactory ˌfarming also ˈbattery ˌfarming FARMING
when large numbers of animals such as cows, pigs, and chickens are kept in buildings so that food from them can be produced quickly and cheaply:

• campaigns against factory farming

• intensive factory farming methods

inˌtensive ˈfarming also inˌtensive ˈagriculture FARMING
farming which produces a lot of food from a small area of land:

• consumer reaction to intensive farming

orˌganic ˈfarming
FARMING methods of growing food without using artificial chemicals

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farming UK US /ˈfɑːmɪŋ/ noun [U] PRODUCTION
the business or activity of raising animals, growing crops, etc. on a farm: »

People employed in farming account for just 5% of the country's population.


Modern farming methods have led to the destruction of many wildlife habitats.


The UK's farming industry was thrown into crisis by the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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