Hillman’s Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat plots on Clarence Hillman farm in Miner County, July 1938.  The signs in the plots tell us that there are four varieties of wheat being grown.  Cheyenne, Nebraska, Turkey and Tenmark (Tenmarq) are all hard red wheat varieties, which originated in the Crimea and Ukraine and brought to the US by German-Russian immigrants.  Hard red winter wheats are among the most winter hardy, drought and heat resistant varieties. They have a high protein content making them among the best for bread making. Ag Communications Collection #3768

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