It isn't straw we chew, it's grass.
Straw is made from the stems of wheat, oats, or barley that's been cut and baled to provide bedding for animals after the grains have been harvested.
What you see farmers chewing is grass--tall, tasseled prairie grass--which is liable to be growing in yards and pastures out in the country. There isn't a specific reason why we chew it. We just do. It's kind of like Chewing Gum. Many tall prairie grasses have a sweet, refreshing taste--one of the kind I like to chew, called big blue stem, actually tastes a bit like watermelon. So if you're working outside and it's hot out and you don't have any gum, a long piece of grass not only gives you something sweet to chew on but it can also (ever so slightly) re-hydrate you. In the very least, it breaks the monotony of farm work.
Straw is the hollow stalk of a grain plant, most farmers use Oat plants.
Gum or a straw(s).
There is no special name, but a straw hat is a "chapeau de paille".
it means: the last staw
They were skilled dry farmers, and they built houses with adobe bricks which were made from mixed mud and straw.
It depends on the use. For mulch, straw is probably better since it carries less possibility of plant disease and may carry fewer weed seeds. For feed use for organic dairy production, hay is a much higher quality feed since straw has virtually no nutritive value.
it means chew harder and harder
Depends on the straw...
A bendy straw is a drinking straw with a corrugated, bendable section.
Chew chew train.
Chew-Chew Baby was created on 1945-02-05.