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.
Ants ‘farm’ mealybugs. In return for honeydew, the bugs are given shelter in the form of ‘barns’ constructed by the ant ‘farmers’ from bits of soil. Ants will defend their ‘herds’ from predators. Ants ‘milk’ them by stroking the bug’s abdomen, it responds by exuding honeydew.
Parts of India have “pig toilets” in which human feces are fed to pigs and the pigs are later eaten. This poses some health concerns.
95% of people in the UK who buy organic said their main reason was to avoid pesticides and had no idea organic farming can and does use pesticides.