Ohioans are reminded of the positive influence of the state’s grain industry in September as the month is designated as “Whole Grains Month.”
The economical impact of grains production, particularly wheat production, in Ohio is significant — $253 million is generated from this sector each year.
“Everyone is familiar with the nutritional advantages of whole grains, but no one stops to think about the businesses responsible for producing the staple grains that end up in our food,” said Doug Goyings , Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program Chairman.
Here are some Ohio Grains Production Facts to ponder:
- No. 1 producer of Soft Red Winter Wheat in the U.S.
- Produced more than 46 million bushels in 2010
- Home to 12 flour mills
- Home to 358 grain elevators
- Wheat yields average 61 bushels per acre.
Though much of the Midwest has experienced extreme weather conditions to threaten the viability of its grains production, Ohio is fortunate.… Continue readingRead More »