bushel bushel  /ˈbʊ ʃəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches
  2. (n) a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
  3. (v) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Usage(s):

  1. He had such a bumper crop in 1948 that he cribbed his 904-bushel surplus, put it under Government seal in 1949 and got a $1,319 loan at the $1.
  2. I nagged them to diversify their portfolio -- you know, buy a bushel basket of Krugerrands and bury them in the backyard, or maybe put a few million into a mutual fund.
  3. The West Allis Farmers Market in West Allis, Wisconsin, draws a bushel of customers, not to mention an ample supply of produce.

News

  1. Milk prices forecast higher as pace of herd contraction slows

    According to the USDA's Livestock, Dairy and Poultry report, U.S. corn prices for 2012/13 were reduced slightly in October to $7.10-$8.50 per bushel, while production was lowered only slightly from September estimates. Soybean meal prices for 2012/13 were also forecast lower this month at $470-$500 per ton.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Dairy Herd

  2. Irrigation permit requests pour in

    With corn selling for more than $6 per bushel, a South Dakota farmer averaging 150 bushels an acre on 160 acres could see that quarter-section produce a $144,000 crop.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Argus Leader

  3. Blueberry Fest Underway in Brewton

    Blueberries by the bushel, and fun for the family, all can be found in Brewton Saturday.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC 15 Mobile

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Quotes

  1. "We are here today to honor a Missouri farmer who has learned to make the most of his land," said Gov. Matt Blunt at a press conference in Jefferson City. "Producing a 154.7-bushel yield is an incredible feat. Success like that is not an...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Matt Blunt Source: Mid-South Farmer

  2. "We could see corn prices as high was $9 a bushel," said Harkin. "There's going to be a lot of fallout from this one. This is a disaster and our national government should respond."
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Tom Harkin Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. Vitale said he thinks Donovan is a strong candidate to leave for the NBA, adding that the Memphis Grizzlies are "coming after him with a bushel of cash, trying to take him to the NBA, better than maybe 5 mil a year."
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Dick Vitale Source: AOL SPORTS: The Fanhouse (blog)

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