Production Blog
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon May 4, 2015 06:20 AM CDT

PALMYRA, Ill. (DTN) -- I grew up in corn and soybean country, but wheat was my favorite crop. It still is. That rich green blanket that breaks up sameness of the stubble fields is the first shot of green we see each spring.

Last week, I found soft red winter wheat in the region of my youth flourishing. According to the Illinois Wheat Association, the state led the nation in the production of wheat more than 100 years ago. Returning the state to that status isn't going to happen, but I was pleasantly surprised to see more wheat than I've ...

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