Agriculture Fun Facts!
-In 1954, the number of tractors on farms surpassed the number of horses and mules for the first time
-In 1830, it took about 250 to 300 labor hours to produce 100 bushels (5 acres) of wheat. In 1975, it took just 3¾ hours.
-In 1890-99 the average consumption of commercial fertilizer was 1,845,900 tons per year. From 1980-89 it was 47,411,166 tons per year.
-The phrase “buy the farm” is WWII slang meaning to die or get killed.