Tag Archives: #wheat

Corporate farms ARE family farms

We often hear of “corporate farms.” What many people don’t know is that the majority of family farms are held as corporations! The reasons for doing this are many – consolidating ownership, diversifying liability, and decreasing the farmer’s personal tax … Continue reading

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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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A Note From North Dakota!

We’ve happily received communication from a follower of Kiss My Tractor who happens to be TheBoss’ cousin, Lisa!  She and her husband are farmers in central North Dakota.  In fact, as part of their operation, they farm the original family … Continue reading

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Woven in Wheat

There was a lovely article on wheat art in the March, 2015 edition of Wheat Life magazine.  Since humans began planting and harvesting wheat, there has been straw, the stalk of the wheat plant.  For centuries, the straw of wheat, oats, … Continue reading

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EAT. WHOLE. GRAINS.

There are few healthier things a person can eat than whole grain products, and yet, 10 years after the first Whole Grains Council conference, with 10,000 products now bearing the Whole Grain Stamp, only about 4% of Americans consume the … Continue reading

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It’s About Time – To Get Off The Gluten-Free Bandwagon!

One of the most trusted names in the evaluation of products and claims has come down firmly on the side of gluten!  The January, 2015 edition of Consumer Reports not only busts gluten-free diets, but suggests those attempting them are doing … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat

Different cultures tend to think differently, and part of that difference may result from the sort of foods they grow and eat – specifically, whether they area bread culture or a rice-bowl culture. In places like Japan and China, where … Continue reading

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