Domestic Demand

In addition to our work developing international trading relations, we’re equally committed to building domestic demand for small grains grown in Ohio.

We’ve recently supported a push to expand barley production in the state to support Ohio’s thriving brewery industry.

The Small Grains Checkoff has also funded research projects on increasing yields to help growers maximize their efforts and profits.

Through our work with the Wheat Foods Council, we have developed and distributed educational and promotional nutrition programs that reach health and nutrition professionals, opinion leaders, media, and consumers.

Facts About Wheat and Barley
  • One bushel of wheat contains approximately one million individual kernels (berries).
  • The kernel is the seed from which the plant grows.
  • A modern combine can harvest 1,000 bushels (60 pounds = one bushel of wheat; 48 pounds = one bushel of barley) per hour.
  • More foods are made with wheat the world over than with any other cereal grain.
  • A family of four could live 10 years off the bread produced by one acre of wheat.
  • One 60-pound bushel of wheat provides about 42 pounds of white flour, 60 to 73 loaves of bread (depending on the size of the loaf and whether the bread is whole wheat), or 42 pounds of pasta.
  • Assuming a sandwich was eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it would take 168 days to eat the amount of bread produced from one bushel of wheat.
  • Crackers main ingredient is unbleached flour from soft red or soft white wheat.
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