- to engage in dryland farming.
- to grow (a specified crop) by means of dryland farming.
Origin of dry-farm
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for dry-farm
They say that folks can dry-farm the benches up toward the mountains—they can't, and I don't like to see nobody try it.The Man Next Door
It was a cinch you couldn't turn loose and dry-farm that land and have even a fair chance of reaping a harvest.
I've been keeping cases pretty close on this dry-farm craze, and this stampede for claims.