In 2004, farmers in India used Pepsi and Coca Cola instead of pesticides because they were cheaper and got the job done just as well.
In ’86 a California farmer named Mike Yurosek was unhappy he was not able to sell his imperfect carrots. So he cut and shaved them into cuter versions and called them “baby-cut” carrots. Before the invention of the baby carrot, each American ate 6 lbs of carrot a year, now they eat 11 lbs.
Water is used in rice fields to prevent weeds. Rice doesn’t actually need that much water, but since it can thrive in such conditions, whereas weeds cannot, it’s a natural protection against them.
A species of worm in the north-east Atlantic has been observed farming. They plant grass seeds in their burrows and feed on the sprouts when they start growing.
Chicken was considered a luxury food in the United States until the discovery of vitamin D in 1922, allowing chickens to thrive indoors and during the winter season.
In 1950, a German farmer told police that some of his chickens “exploded with a loud bang while running around the barnyard.” An investigation showed that the chickens ate bits of carbide left behind by allied soldiers during fall maneuvers, later drank some water and the resulting gas blew them to bits.
According to John Deere farmers don’t own the tractors but merely have “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle” and claims it is illegal to access to the diagnostic software because someone might pirate music from the system.
A man in Africa single handedly stopped the desertification of his region by reviving ancient farming and irrigation techniques despite being ridiculed by his community.
Former NFL player Jason Brown walked away from football and a multimillion dollar contract to be a farmer – a skill he learned from YouTube.
The US government can legally destroy (food) wheat on farms that produce in excess in order to “stabilize the market,” even if the excess is for personal consumption only.