Wheat and barley spread from southwest Asia to Europe, India, and China, but broom and foxtail millet spread from China to the West. According to Liu, rice spread through East, South, and Southeast Asia, as well as African millets and sorghum over Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean. Wheat and barley first appeared around 7500 years ago in Turkey, while rice is much older at least 9000 years old in Indonesia.
Barley and wheat were important food crops for many ancient civilizations. Both grains are used to make beer and wine. Barley is also used to make whiskey and lager. Bread made from wheat is usually the main component of a meal, while corn or rye bread may be offered instead. Rice is used to make sushi and popovers. Many other foods can be made with maize, including sugar, flour, and alcohol.
In conclusion, wheat and barley were important food crops that spread across two continents during prehistoric times.
Wheat isn't indigenous to North America. Wheat was developed from wild grains found in West Asia, particularly in Mesopotamia, the Levant, and...
In the early 1500s, the Spaniards carried wheat to Mexico, where it expanded throughout the southwestern United States. Other explorers brought wheat grains to the eastern coast of the United States, where colonists, including President George Washington, farmed it as one of their principal cash crops. After the American Revolution, when farmers had trouble paying their bills, some of them decided not to grow wheat anymore. However, it later became popular again after 1790 when the federal government began to issue debt securities that were payable in gold or silver rather than paper money.
For more about the history of wheat, see our article "The History of Wheat".
Wheat has been important to the economy of America since its founding. It is used to make bread, which is essential to life as we know it. Without wheat there would be no way for people to feed themselves and no way for farmers to feed their animals. The discovery that there was enough food for everyone came as a surprise to scientists who thought that there was not enough land for everyone to have their own farm. But actually, there was enough food for everyone to eat processed foods instead! Today's farmers produce more food than ever before, but if it weren't for all of the work that humans do to improve crops, they would need even more land than they do today.
In conclusion, wheat has been important to the economy of America from its beginnings.
Grain is any grown cereal crop that is utilized as food. What was the source of the grain? A: Grain was brought in from Europe. However, it is believed to have originated in China, India, Syria, and Jordan.
Cereals are cultivated for their seeds (grains). They include rice, wheat, corn, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, and teff. Most cereals are used for human consumption, but some are used to make livestock feed or alcohol.
Corn is a cereal that is grown for its maize kernels. The seed is used for food and for making ethanol. Alcohol has been used as a fuel additive since before World War II. Today, it is also used in antifreezes and brake fluids because of its ability to dissolve certain chemicals found in engine blocks and transmission cases.
Sorghum is a cereal that is grown for its grains. It is used for food and for making alcohol. Sorghum is a major ingredient in whiskey and brandy.
Triticum is a general term for the wheat family of plants. There are two main species, Triticum aestivum, which is common wheat, and Triticum monococcum, which is emmer wheat. Wheat is used to make flour for bread and other foods.
Wheat and barley, on the other hand, were imported to North Africa by 5000 B.C. and most likely reached Ethiopia after native agriculture became established. Some scientists believe that early varieties of wheat may have originated in Ethiopia.
Native Americans cultivated several species of wheat throughout much of North America, but none of these species is still grown today. Instead, modern cultivars (varieties) of wheat have been developed over time from primitive forms that would later be found growing together in ancient wheat fields. One such variety is Triticum monococcum, which originates from one single plant that was distributed around 1000 B.C. by Native Americans traveling along the eastern coast of what is now Canada. This same plant spread further west until it came into contact with European settlers who named it "monocoyte" because it produced only one seed per head. Today, this species is widely grown throughout Europe as a winter cover crop because of its ability to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere and its effectiveness at preventing soil erosion.
Because there are no true wild plants left, it can be assumed that wheat evolved into its current form somewhere in the Middle East or Central Asia. Scientists think that one of the earliest forms of wheat grew in an area between present-day Turkey and Syria and was similar to today's common wheat but with larger seeds.
This new wheat was planted successfully not only in Mexico, but also in India and Pakistan, thanks to Dr. Borlaug's advice. Wheat was grown throughout Central and South America, the Near and Middle East, and Africa in succeeding years.
Dr. Borlaug believed that if more people grew wheat, it would help end world hunger. He started the Wheat Revolution by getting farmers in poorer countries to grow wheat instead of rice or corn. This change made possible by breeding higher-yielding varieties of wheat that could survive under poor conditions.
After Dr. Borlaug died in 2009, his family told reporters that they wanted the world to know how important he was to helping fight global poverty through agriculture. So, now you know why there is wheat everywhere!
In 1839, the geographic center of wheat-growing areas in the United States was to the north and west of Washington, D.C., and it migrated further west throughout time. By the end of the 19th century, most of the Midwest was growing wheat.
Wheat was also grown in other regions such as Canada and Europe. In Canada, wheat was one of the first crops grown after the European settlers arrived. It grew well with little water because of its drought-resistant qualities. In Europe, wheat was popular among the wealthy because of its quality and price. However, by the late 1800s, more expensive corn grown in Illinois and Indiana was causing wheat prices to drop. This problem was exacerbated when farmers turned to other crops, like cotton, which required much more land than wheat.
By the start of the 20th century, only parts of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana were still growing wheat. By the end of that decade, all five states had switched to producing corn instead. Today, only Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Nebraska continue to grow enough wheat for domestic consumption but due to its high cost, most of it is now exported.
The growth of American agriculture was important for the country's economy.