Planting, tending and harvesting wheat are fascinating and often complicated processes. Watch the videos below to learn more about how we grow wheat.

How Wheat Grows

Watch this short video with Minnesota wheat producer Erik Younggren talking about the stages of wheat production (filmed at the 2010 Urban Wheat Field)


Many wheat producers work with custom harvesters to get their wheat out of the field and into the bin. These “harvesters for hire” travel the country throughout harvest season – April to September, depending on geography. Learn more about custom harvesters on the All Aboard Wheat Harvest blog, written by custom harvesters who travel the nation each summer with their families’ custom harvesting operations.

To learn more about the harvest process, listen to Will Roehm, a wheat producer from Montana.

Wheat Classes and Where They Come From

Six classes of wheat are produced in the United States, each with a different end use once milled into flour. Take a closer look at the six classes of wheat and the food products made from them, from the Wheat Foods Council.

For more information about planting and harvesting schedules, wheat varieties and grade requirements, read U.S. Wheat’s brochure, The World’s Most Reliable Choice