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9 of the most unusual farms

By: Josh Lew on April 26, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
A farmer in Nusa Lembongan, Bali tends to his seaweed crop.

Photo: Jmhullot/Wikimedia Commons

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Sowing and reaping

Agriculture is arguably the most important industry in human history. Entire societies have been established around the ability to grow (and export) a single crop. With the Earth’s rapidly increasing population, growing crops and raising livestock for food is as important as ever.

We usually associate farming with fields of grains or pastures filled with grazing livestock, but not all farms are built that way. These unusual operations raise animals or crops indoors, under water or in damp underground spaces. Actually, some of the most lucrative and specialized farms rear animals that are considered pests almost everywhere in the world.

Here are several unusual examples that could change your definition of farming.