Episode 305 - Oklahoma Winter Wheat Harvest   addthis
What sort of farmer plants his fields in the fall, frets about the cold, then prays for snow so his crop can survive? The answer – a Heartland farmer growing "winter wheat". Anyone who has tasted bread has enjoyed the fruits of his or her labor. Of all the varieties of wheat, the grain that lies dormant in the ground through a northern winter is the one that reaches bread-baking perfection at summer harvest time.

 

 
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It’s believed that wheat was first used to make bread some 12 thousand years ago. It takes less than ten seconds for a combine to harvest enough wheat for 70 loaves of bread. And one acre will produce enough wheat for some 2 thousand five hundred loaves.

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Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

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