A jointly operated amalgamation of several smallholdings, especially one owned by the state.
- Each year woman, children and even competing small farmers are forced to harvest the crop on big collective farms.
- Although enterprise privatization reform had some effect on the performance of state and collective farms, independent farmers were influenced by the progress of land reform.
- Ivan Denisovich's thoughts lie in his hometown of Temnenovo, where he learns from his wife's letters that the men of the village are abandoning the kolkhoz, or collective farms.
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