Wheat is the Great Plains primary crop. The winter wheat variety fields start in Northern Texas and continue up through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, The Dakotas and into Canada’s Saskatchewan Province.
Planting starts in the fall and the seeds germinate and take root before winter’s full fury arrives. The small stalks are really to continue growing at the first sign of warmth and sunlight in the spring.
The wheat heads with large kernels and turns golden brown in late spring in Texas and the ripening process continues north into late summer in Canada.
To create these amber fields of grains requires patience, hard work on part of the farmers involved plus gentle rains at the proper moments to create a bountiful harvest. The wheat cycles starts and ends wheat stubble. The steps that are in between to create wheat for us all the foods we eat takes many steps. Follow these steps in this gallery.