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Wheat Montana’s chemical-free wheat is grown conventionally with natural nitrogen fertilizer, and after independent lab tests reveal no chemical residue, the wheat is certified chemical-free. There are no GMO (genetically modified organism) varieties of any kind.
What is the shelf life of your products?
Wheat should be stored for six to eight years in a plastic pail with an oxygen absorber in a temperature-controlled environment, while processed products such as 7-grain flakes, cracked grains, pearled barley, and groats should be used within a year.
What is the best way to store wheat?
Here are some suggestions for keeping it dry, cool, and free of insects and other critters so it can grow and develop to its full potential.
What is the protein and moisture content of the wheat you grow or carry?
Our Prairie Gold and Bronze Chief Wheat has a moisture content of less than 10%, making it ideal for baking and wheat storage. The protein content of our prairie gold and bronze chief wheat ranges from 14.5 to 15.5%, depending on the growing season and weather conditions.
What is the difference between “Bronze Chief” (Hard Red Spring Wheat) and “Prairie Gold” (Hard White Spring Wheat)?
Hard Red Spring, Hard White, and Hard Red Winter wheat varieties are all high protein, low moisture breads. Hard Red Wheat bread is darker and denser (more of a brown traditional look), while Hard White Wheat bread resembles white bread.
What method does Wheat Montana Farms use to grind its Flour? Why Impact Milling?
Impact milling produces better flour than either commercial roller mills or stone milling operations because it uses small hammers rotating at high speeds in an enclosed chamber to shatter wheat in mid-air.
Will the grains from Wheat Montana sprout?
Grains purchased in bags will definitely sprout; however, the longer the grain is stored, the lower the rate of germination. Pre-sealed pails are processed in the same way and will sprout as well; however, people tend to store sealed pails of grain for longer periods of time.
Which variety of wheat do you recommend for baking bread?
There are several types of wheat, each of which is best suited for a specific purpose; see our article Which Wheat for What to learn more about which one will work best for you.
Do you know of any good bread making recipe books for someone who is just learning to bake with whole grains?
The Laurel’s Kitchen Bread Book is a great place to start if you’re new to baking bread with whole grains, as the author walks you through the process of baking your first loaf step by step. Another one of our favorites is No More Bricks! Successful Whole-Grain Bread Made Quick.
Are there wheat fields in Montana?
Montana is the third-largest wheat-producing state in the United States, with over 8950 wheat farms. The state’s largest grain-producing area, however, is the “Triangle Area” in the north central part of the state.
When should I farm wheat?
When the crop has dried to a golden yellow color and no visible green remains, the farmer breaks the seed-head off a plant and ‘rubs it out’ between his hands, releasing the grains of wheat, which he can then bite u2013 if they are hard, the crop is ready to harvest.
Can wheat be grown all year round?
Winter wheat is typically planted in the Northern Hemisphere from September to November and harvested in the summer or early autumn the following year; however, facultative varieties can be grown as either winter or spring wheat depending on sowing time.
What is Montana’s major crop?
Cattle and wheat continue to be Montana’s most important commodities, accounting for three-quarters of the state’s agricultural cash receipts.
What is harvested in Montana?
Winter wheat, barley, spring wheat, oats, and durum wheat are all planted in quick succession in Montana, and the seasons tend to blend together. “There’s often no stopping between crops,” Raska said.
Is growing wheat illegal?
Commercial wheat operations, which rely heavily on commercial pesticides and fertilizers for production, are often very traumatic to otherwise fertile land, making it illegal to grow wheat at home.
What happens to wheat if it is not harvested?
Wheat harvesting is postponed, putting the crop at risk of disease, lodging, sprouting, and harvest loss.
How many days does it take for wheat to grow?
It’s planted in the fall, usually between October and December, and grows over the winter to be harvested in the spring or early summer; it takes about seven to eight months to mature, and it makes a lovely golden contrast in spring gardens.
Can I grow wheat in my backyard?
Wheat, oats, millet, and other grains are actually much easier to grow than most fruits and vegetables, yet we tend to leave those foods to large farms and buy our flour and cornmeal at the grocery store. In fact, a bushel of wheat can be grown in 1,000 square feet, which is about the size of an average backyard.
What month do you plant wheat?
Spring wheat is planted as soon as possible in the spring and harvested in the late summer; dormant seeding occurs in late November or early December, when the ground is cold enough to prevent germination until spring.
What happens to wheat after it is harvested?
The harvested grain is sold to a local grain elevator at market price, after which it is sold to flour millers for domestic consumption or loaded onto ships bound for overseas markets. Flour mills grind the grain into various types of flour, such as whole wheat, all-purpose, and bread flour.
What are the most popular jobs in Montana?
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What is Wyoming’s cash crop?
Hay, barley, wheat, beans, and corn are the main crops grown in Wyoming; wheat is the most profitable crop, bringing in $65 million in 2008; barley is the second most profitable crop, bringing in $32 million; and wheat sales bring in $31 million.
What type of wheat is grown in Montana?
The most common type of winter wheat grown in Montana is hard red winter wheat, which is used to make breads and rolls, as well as the all-purpose baking flour found in most homes. Montana wheat is exported for use around the world and sold locally.