41) Robert Newman was banned from all farms in the United Kingdom in August 2013 for having sex with a goat.
42) Although only 2.4% of the world’s crop land is planted with cotton, it accounts for 24% and 11% of the global sales of insecticide and pesticides, respectively.
43) People living near factory farms often suffer from headaches, nausea, and respiratory distress due to the effects of factory pollution. Factory farms are those that pack hundreds, thousands, and sometimes millions of cows, pigs, chickens into the farms.
45) The United States exported $136 billion in farm goods in 2011, with a $37 billion trade surplus.
46) Americans spend 10% of their income on food, which is the lowest of any country.
47) The world population will jump from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050. Farmers will need to double food production by then to keep pace.
49) The word “farm” is from the Old French ferme, meaning to “rent, lease,” and the Latin firmare, “to fix, settle, confirm, strengthen.”
50) The phrase “fetch the farm” is prisoner slang from at least 1879 for “get sent to the infirmary,” where there is a better diet and not as much hard labor.