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collective farm

noun
1.
(especially in the Soviet Union) a farm, or a number of farms organized as a unit, worked by a community under the supervision of the state.
Origin of collective farm
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • collective farm statutes require the farms to devote from 18 to 25 percent of their annual gross income to investment.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The collective farm statute also entitles each family to maintain a few domestic animals privately.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • Not all the collective farm members participate in the work of the collective.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Until 1961 collective farm members received a rental payment for the land in the annual distribution of the farm's income.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The collective farm cannot limit the number of members who may participate in the work.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Women constituted about 43 percent of the industrial and 57.5 percent of the collective farm labor forces.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The collective farm population consisted of almost 3.5 million families, including more than 10 million collective members.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • collective farm associations are organized for various types of specialized production.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for collective farm

collective farm

noun
1.
(chiefly in Communist countries) a farm or group of farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community Russian name kolkhoz
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collective farm in Culture

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In socialist or communist countries, such as the former Soviet Union, a collective is a cooperative association of farmers who work land owned by the state but who own most of their own farm implements.

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