Wheat Harvest in Nebraska
This is a typical wheat harvest on one of the last true family farms. Family farms are diminishing in the U.S. due to a multitude of economic factors. Watch and see how this crop is harvested on its first leg to your table as bread.
Wheat is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop and is the most important staple food for humans. World trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined. Globally, wheat is the leading source of vegetable protein in human food, having a higher protein content than either maize (corn) or rice, the other major cereals. In terms of total production tonnages used for food, it is currently second to rice as the main human food crop and ahead of maize, after allowing for maize's more extensive use in animal feeds. Excerpt taken from Wikipedia HERE