Wheat is one of the world’s most important food crops, providing an estimated 20% of calories consumed by people around the world. The complex carbohydrates in bread and other grain-based foods provide essential fuel the body needs.
Wheat is one of the most versatile plants on planet Earth. It is grown in 42 U.S. states and on six continents around the world.
Wheat is also the third largest field crop grown in the United States. Farmers in the United States grow approximately 800 BILLION bushels of wheat each year, with Kansas being the largest producing state.
One bushel of wheat goes a long way in creating food. For example 42 loaves of bread or 45 boxes of breakfast cereal can be made from a single bushel of wheat.