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share·crop

 (shâr′krŏp′)
v. share·cropped, share·crop·ping, share·crops
v.intr.
To work as a sharecropper.
v.tr.
To work (land) or grow (crops) as a sharecropper.
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sharecropping

(ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) US the practice of cultivating farmland as a sharecropper
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Translations

sharecropping

[ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpɪŋ] N (esp US) → aparcería f
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His worries are that sugar cane factory owners haven't paid the just sugar cane rate to the landowner on whose land he is working as a share cropper.
Fannie Lou Hamer was a share cropper who grew up mere miles from the Eastland estate.
An inept thief known to the police as the yellow shirt bandit with inevitable consequence of arrest, Liston was one of 25 children born to a brutal Arkansas share cropper. Liston ran away at 13 and was serving a five-year sentence in Missouri State Prison by the time he was 20.
Social Activist GulsherPanhwer said that due to acute shortage of irrigation water in barrage area, whole pressure is on spate irrigation in Kachho and landlord from Barrage area are crowding to buy lands or install oil and solar run tube wells as well as farmers and livestock owners from Johi barrage area also work as wage laborers, peasant and share croppers. He urged the concerned departments and chosen representative to improve infrastructure and support farmers and landowners of Kachho in every possible way.
There were also voices of discontent as share croppers are neither eligible for getting back land nor any compensation from the government.
Linked to NFL's Value Chain initiative, NFL has also worked for improving the life of its share croppers by installing three reverse osmosis water filtration plants in the vicinity of chili growing locations in order to provide them clean and safe drinking water.
In Germany they had been share croppers. They worked a land they could never own.
According to another research, there are some 1.7 million landless agriculture workers and share croppers in five districts of Sindh( Thatta, Dadu, Badin, Mirpurkhas and Umerkot).
The Creek Nation majority was made up of half-blood, full-blood Creek and African descendants which tended to make up the majority of the rural Oklahoma population and the dubious economic status of tenant farmers and share croppers.
They partake, Brown believes, of black oral traditions whose singers and audiences were initially roustabouts, convicts, and share croppers. But by the 1920s and '30s, Stagolee was also taken up by blues singers (black and white), jazz musicians like Sidney Bechet and Duke Ellington, and even white cowboy and hillbilly performers.
One of 11 children, born to poor Arkansas share croppers, Campbell was proud of his Scottish roots, loved golf and even mastered the bagpipes.