Category Archives: Wheat

Idaho Is Rich With Agriculture!

It’s true that every state grows a large variety of crops and livestock.  Here is Idaho’s list – 194 products and counting!  This list was compiled by Idaho Ag. in the Classroom. Alfalfa Alfalfa seed Alligators Alpacas Apples Apricots Aquatic … Continue reading

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Chinese Lanterns!

Early on the morning of July 5th, I found this right on the edge of our very dry wheat field – a God-Bless-America Chinese lantern! It is by the grace of God that it didn’t burn the entire field.  There … Continue reading

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Cereal Tidbits

In Rome, in 496 BC there was a drought.  The priests thought if they started worshiping the Greek goddess, Demeter, she might help.  They changed her name to Ceres from the Latin “crescere,” meaning “to grow” which is also the … Continue reading

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Field Trip to the Palouse

Spring is more than halfway through.  The crops are growing.  We thought we’d best check on everything for you.    

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New Farm Stats

Thought you’d enjoy having some more statistics on farms and food, for your daily conversation with the world.  These figures are from 2012 USDA Ag. Census.     40% of all U.S. land is in farmland 97% of all farms … Continue reading

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Springtime at Sweet Hills Farm

Spring is well on its way all over the Northern Hemisphere, and certainly so at Sweet Hills Farm. Everything is brand new – whether plant or animal.  Here are some pics for you to enjoy.

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Thought of the Week

PRO GLUTEN AND PROUD

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Wheat! Wheat! Wheat!

Speaking of the wonderful world of wheat, thought I’d share some exciting facts about wheat with y’all. Wheat is a member of the grass family, it produces a dry, one-seed fruit called a “kernel” One bushel of wheat weighs approximately … Continue reading

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Cool Facts About Wheat

Wheat harvest is just finishing up across the nation, so we thought we’d share some interesting facts about wheat! Farmers on 160,817 farms in the United States grow about 2.27 billion bushels of wheat (100 million bushels are grown right … Continue reading

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New Wheat Technology Center in Idaho!

Monsanto recently opened a Wheat Technology Center in Filer, Idaho, which is expected to increase wheat breeding efficiency.  The center boasts an operation for wheat seed cleaning, trial preparation and seed storage.  The new facility will bring on 17 full-time … Continue reading

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