Wheat (Triticum)

About Wheat

  • Wheat is a cereal crop that belongs to the grass family and is a notable staple crop around the world.
  • Second to corn and soybeans, wheat is the third largest field crop in the United States. Kansas is the nation’s top producing wheat state.
  • The national average wheat yield is around 50 bushels per acre (1 bushel = 60 pounds).

Fast Facts

  • Each year, Kansas produces enough wheat to make 36 billion loaves of bread.
  • The U.S. uses about half of the wheat grown in the country.
  • Wheat is grown in 42 states

Uses

  • Human Consumption
  • Flour – bread, cakes, etc.
  • Wheat Bran – muffins, breads, breakfast cereals
  • Semolina — pasta, sweet puddings, couscous
  • And much more!