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The primary uses for wheat are flour, brewing, gluten and livestock feed.
Kansas is the largest wheat-producing state, followed by North Dakota and Oklahoma.
There are different varieties of wheat grown in the U.S.
- Soft Red Winter Wheat - It is grown from the Southern Midwest down to Texas. These wheat futures trade at the CBOT.
- Hard Red Winter Wheat - This is the largest of the US wheat crops. This wheat is planted in the winter and harvested in May.
- Spring Wheat - is planted in the spring and harvested in the fall. These wheat futures trade at the MGE.