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Straw is the dry stalk of a cereal plant. It makes up about half of the yield of a cereal crop such as wheat, oats, rye or barley. In times gone by, it was regarded as a useful by-product of the harvest, but with the advent of the Combine harvester it became more of a burden, almost a nuisance to farmers.

However, there are many signs that straw can be put to many uses, old and new.

Uses of straw

A straw is also an device used for sucking up an liquid.