A Farmer Took Ultimate Revenge After a Landowner’s Betrayal by Destroying Half a Million Dollars in Crops

A farming student attending an agricultural school in the 90s recently shared a story of revenge and how he learned never to cross someone with nothing to lose. 

The Student Lived in Farming Region

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They primarily grew cotton, and as part of their studies, students would spend time in the field throughout the year, engaging in activities like plowing, planting, and harvesting. It was a hands-on learning experience that allowed them to understand the agricultural process firsthand.

One of The Farms Mainly Grew Cotton

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The property was leased by the farmer from an out-of-state owner, and a percentage of the harvest revenue was paid to them as part of the agreement. Cotton cultivation is known to deplete the soil of nutrients, resulting in a negative nutrient value. Consequently, without proper soil treatment, subsequent crops would not achieve the same level of productivity.

The farm had established a longstanding partnership with the school, which allowed the farmer to benefit from the assistance of students who provided labor free of charge.

But One Day, They Were in For a Surprise

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When the student and other classmates arrived at the farm to do some work experience, the farmer instructed some of them to spray herbicide on the fields. 

Others drove the tractors to plow up the land. The farmer asked for every square inch of the fields returned to just dirt. 

The Students Couldn’t Believe It

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The students were shocked because their actions would turn the land barren, which seemed odd, but they did as instructed.

 It took them the better part of a weekend to complete the work, but the fields looked beautiful when finished. 

The Farmer Seemed Grateful

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The farmer thanked them and paid each student $500, which was generous in the 90s, especially as they were only high school students.

About 2 to 3 months later, rumors began to spread about the farmer the students had cleared land for.

It Was All Part of a Plan

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It turned out that the landowner had decided not to renew the farmer’s lease, which was due to expire a few weeks before the start of the harvest season.

The Farmer Had Been Robbed

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The landowner had essentially tried to double-cross the farmer, knowing how valuable the harvest would be. Back then, a 1000-acre farm would easily turn over $1.5 million, and about $500k of that would be net profit.

So He Wanted Revenge

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Seeing as the farmer had no choice but to leave, he had instructed the students to destroy the crops, meaning zero profit for the landowner.

The Farmer Won in the End

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Of course, the leaseholder tried to sue the farmer and took him to court. However, as the farmer destroyed the crops while still under the lease, the court ruled in his favor. 

The student posted the story online, and many congratulated the farmer.

People Responded

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One user said, “Great story! The farmer is a much smarter business person than the landowner!

Another said, “In the eternal battle between city folk and country folk, always bet on the country folk.”

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