The 25-billionth bushel of wheat cut in the state of Kansas

Bushels, bushels, bushels. Wheat yields are calculated as bushels per acre, wheat prices are cited as dollars per bushel and overall bushels produced determines whether or not Kansas keeps its top wheat production spot. But, what exactly is a bushel? And what does a bushel mean for a…

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A bread is sufficiently kneaded when a small pinch of dough can be stretched and a small film (of gluten) forms.

To eat or to not eat gluten, that is the question many dieters are asking. But do they know what gluten is? Gluten is produced when a baker adds water to flour and starts to knead the mixture into dough.  Technically, gluten is produced…

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Hudson Cream Flour waiting to be used in a kitchen

When making any type of baked good, bakers more often than not use flour to give dough rise and softness, and to add wonderful flavor and texture. We wanted to get up close and personal with this common, but often overlooked, kitchen staple. About Wheat Plants…

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A Kansas combine taking a break during wheat harvest. There are many farm machines used to grow your food

Did you visit a farm in your childhood? Maybe it was your grandparents’, with rolling green pastures and an old tractor that you had to turn the key “just right” and send up a prayer for it to fire up. Or maybe the only farm you’ve ever seen is one…

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