- Agriculture still drafts into its service more of the world's aggregate manpower than all other occupations combined.
- Archaeologists date agriculture techniques to at least 7000 BC.
- The top farming countries are China, Australia, and the United States.
- The top vegetable crop is sugar cane while tomatoes, watermelons, oranges, bananas, grapes, and apples are the top fruit crops. Chickens are by far the top livestock raised.
- Niche farming includes things like cultivating heirloom tomatoes or exotic herbs.
- Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age. (AB Nobel)
- Subsistence farmers produce only enough to feed their household, more common in developing nations.
- Because shoppers prefer cheap food, the cost of raising livestock and crops must be kept to a minimum. The cornfield in Iowa not only feeds the animals but provides the major ingredient in almost all processed foods. Of 45,000 items in a supermarket, more than one-quarter contain corn.
- The agricultural revolution took place in the 18th century. Around 1750, things began such as large-scale farming, intensive selective breeding of livestock, four-field crop rotation - all developed in Britain.
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