Farm FAQs:

Q: Is a farm an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops?

A: Yes, it is the basic facility in food production.

Q: Are farms giving way to larger production units?

A: Yes.

Q: Are farms farms which serve as prisons for people sentenced to hard labor by a court?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a farm an area of land used for primary production which will include buildings?

A: Yes.

Q: Are farms devoted to raising chickens?

A: Yes, and turkeys, ducks, and other fowl, generally for meat or eggs.

Q: Is a farm really an expanded residence?

A: Yes, and the term hobby farm is common.

Q: Is a farm called the "farmstead"?

A: Yes, Enterprises where livestock are raised on rangeland are called ranches.

Q: Are farms often denoted as such?

A: Yes, and thus a dairy farm, fish farm, poultry farm or mink farm.

Q: Are farms the norm?

A: Yes, and the majority of rural residents are subsistence farmers, feeding their families and selling any surplus products in the local market.

Q: Is a farm one that specializes in raising pigs or hogs for bacon?

A: Yes, and ham and other pork products and may be free range, intensive, or both.

Q: Are farms very large because the land is unable to support a high stocking density of livestock because of climatic conditions?

A: Yes.