I understand why it was placed, but remember, trampling of vanilla crops was removed recently. Do you know why? because of endermen.
I just had an endermen teleport in my agriculture area, trample half my crops, and port out. I didn't know this had happened so weeds grew everywhere when I came back.
This is impossible to stop unless you make your farm underground and 2 blocks high (but then you lose the benefits of direct sunlight) or stand there 24/7.
It is very frustrating because it is completely beyond a players control.
Please consider removing it.