farmer-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a grower of crops or livestock

Commentary: FARMER[+person][+grower][+crops/+livestock]

The dairy farmers are concerned about a new additive in their feed.
Her father was a tenant farmer down south.
Let's go to the farmer's market this afternoon.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: one who collects revenues from the populace on behalf of a ruler

Commentary: FARMER[+person][+collector][+revenue/+tax]

Tax farmers were generally wealthy men.
A tax farmer was liable for any shortages of revenue and had to pay the ruler himself.
The history of farmers of revenue goes back 4000 years.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1