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Old 09-11-2019, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by squidfood View Post
Nice! After my previous comment I was musing on the exact route to lead to that term being used in farming, I didn't really think people had reached on purpose back to the 18th Century.
Nitpick: I don't think the word was used for farming practices until the early 20th century. The first use is generally credited to Lord Walter Northbourne in 1940, and it was popularized by J. I. Rodale in the 1940's, although there were certainly people working in the field earlier in the 20th century.