factory farming

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factory farm

n.
A large-scale farming operation designed for efficient production, especially a large complex where animals are kept and tended in narrow cages or other close confinement.

factory farming n.
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factory farming

n (Brit) → allevamento su scala industriale
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He provided leadership in the development and maintenance of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service curriculum for training technical service providers in creating comprehensive nutrient management plans for animal feeding operations.
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