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By Brianna Wray
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What Wheat Where?


Grains were among the first foods that humankind learned to preserve by drying.

Flour, made from wheat, comes in many forms and plays an integral role in baked goods, as a thickener in stews and sauces, and as a base for breaded coatings on meat or vegetables, or in noodles. Washington is the third largest wheat producing state in the nation with more than 2.3 million acres in production.

The bulk of the state's grain, approximately 85-90%, is exported. Shipped out of the Pacific Northwest ports along the Columbia River, this grain goes to nations such as Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan,...

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