- 1 [mass noun] The policy of taking land out of production to reduce crop surpluses: government subsidies could be an alternative to set-aside [as modifier]: grants for providing public access to set-aside landMore example sentences
- As well as the cows we have five sheep on set-aside land and arable for feed.
- Most of the land had been included in EU set-aside schemes and a riding school was operating on the remaining part of the farm.
- Ireland sought a derogation for the use of set-aside land some weeks ago in view of the persistent wet weather conditions this year.
- 1.1Land taken out of production under the set-aside policy: he has fifty acres of set-asideMore example sentences
- Covering every acre of agricultural set-aside with short coppice willow and burning every scrap of carbon neutral forestry residue might scrape up another four per cent!
- 2US A government contract awarded without competition to a minority-owned business.More example sentences
- His core component of municipal projects was minority business set-asides.
- Nevertheless, the courts have struck down minority set-asides and affirmative action programs at all levels of government.
- ‘Courts across the nation are striking down racial preferences and set-asides,’ they said in a prepared statement.
- 3US A portion of funds reserved for a particular purpose.More example sentences
- It has been at least 15 years since any appreciable number of CDC houses or apartments got Section 8 set-asides.
- It's been forgotten, though, that he was also in favor of racial set-asides, reparations for slavery, a socialist economy, and class war.
- Our efforts on public policy had lofty legislative goals and led to the passage of the Weeks Bill in 1911, which allowed for new federal reserve set-asides for the purpose of protecting watersheds.
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