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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

family

(Common ancestry), noun ancestry, birth, blood connection, clan, common extraction, common forebears, common lineage, common parentage, consanguinity, descent, dynasty, ethnic group, ethnicity, filiation, folk, genealogy, house, kin, kindred, kinsmen, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, people, same line of descent, same strain, sept, stirps, stock, strain, tribe

family

(Household), noun brood, domestic circle, dooestic establishment, familia, family unit, home circle, issue, offspring, progeny
Associated concepts: adoption, curtesy, dependent, domestic relation, dower, Family Court, family law, family purpose doccrine, head of household, heirs, next of kin, surviving spouse
See also: ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descendant, domestic, house, household, issue, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, origin, parentage, paternal, posterity, progeny, race, relative, succession
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Farm Aid grants strengthen family farm agriculture, challenge corporate power in our food system, increase access to good food for all of us, and grow a new generation of farmers to take care of our soil and water.
On weekends during Family Farm Fest, historians from Vermont's Billings Farm Museum will talk about the history of farming in New England and offer activities including a farm implement "show and tell.
Kubiszak's primary goal is to educate others not only about agriculture, but also about how families impact agriculture and how important it is to continue family farms.
But he warned that safeguards were needed to prevent family farms from being subsumed by large commercial units.
When family farms are being put together in a job lot to suit the big investor, we as a nation need to worry.
It's more than likely that technology has preserved the family farm, though it no longer fits the nostalgic, Norman Rockwell-like image that many Americans embraced over the generations.
has plunged in the Last 60 years, even as farm output has soared: Many family farms have been absorbed into larger farms, which tend to be owned by "agribusiness" companies.
Pollan leaves the large farms and spends a week on a small family farm in Virginia that represents the best of a locally supported food system.
Martinez owns a small family farm and produces a high-quality coffee, but none of his beans carry the Fair Trade label.
Burke of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, who is president of the board of directors of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, stresses the need for the church to continue to support the family farm.
The family farm today is a sort of canary in the mine shaft of the global economy.
Farm wives may work in town to help keep the family farm and also to provide for necessities in life for the family.

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