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COMMODITY CORNER Waving wheat that sure smells sweet ... As temperatures rise in late May through June, many Oklahoma farmers are busy harvesting the state’s largest cash crop.

Oklahoma produced

136.5 MILLION

BUSHELS

of winter wheat in 2016,

which would make

USDA NASS, 2016

12.3 BILLION LOAVES

of whole-wheat bread. Greater than 2 million bushels

Less than 500,000 bushels

500,000 to 2 million bushels

Not reported

ONE

football field can grow enough bread to feed a family for

12 YEARS Source: Oklahoma Wheat Commission

THE TOP

4

2

ND in the

nation in 2016

for bushels of winter wheat

wheat varieties in the state were all bred by Oklahoma State University:

1. GALLAGHER 2. DUSTER

3. RUBY LEE 4. ENDURANCE

AND

of wheat varieties planted in Oklahoma are

OSU-BRED 10 — Oklahoma Country

30-50%

Oklahoma ranked

of Oklahoma wheat acres are grazed by stocker cattle Source: OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Have you tried the Oklahoma Wheat Commission’s famous

cinnamon rolls?

If you’ve been to the OKFB convention, you probably have. Each year, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission hands out samples of their cinnamon rolls and whole-wheat bread made with Oklahoma wheat. They generously let us share their recipe in this issue! Check it out on page 50.

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