Kansas farmers produce roughly 380 million bushels of wheat each year – enough to feed every man, woman and child in the world, for an entire week! About half of the wheat grown in the United States is used domestically. The state of Kansas is the largest producer of wheat in the United States. Three quarters off all of the grain products that are produced in this country are made from wheat. (Source: USDA)
My dad farms about 4500 Acres of land. About 1250 acres of that went to wheat this year which produced average 60.25 bushels an acre. He has farmed wheat in the state of Kansas for longer than I have been alive. Chances are that you have eaten wheat that my dad grew. This isn’t about bragging not at all, it’s just about understanding the magnitude. I feel like it’s pretty fair to say that not many people understand where the food they eat every day comes from and to put it mildly, it’s pretty neat.
Wheat Harvest typically last about 2 weeks give or take, during June and sometimes through the beginning of july. however there much preparation that goes into getting there.
Kansas Sunset pictures my sister took.
View from a combine
typical Kansas windmill