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  Holy Cross Shrine in Pfeifer, Kansas, was known as the "2 Cent Church" because the building was built using a 2 cent donation on each bushel of wheat sold by members of the church.
  In 1998, Kansas produced a record 506 million bushels of wheat, enough to make 36.9 BILLION loaves of bread! 
  Wheat yields have improved by approximately one-half bushel per acre each year since 1900. 
  New uses of wheat include cat litter, wheat concrete, biodegradable spoons and forks, dog treats, hand cleaners, soap, shampoo, and biodegradable plastic wrap. 
  Turkey Red winter wheat was brought to Kansas by the 5,000 Mennonites who settled in Kansas between 1874 and 1884. 
  Between 60 and 63 million acres of wheat are harvested each year in the United States. If all the acres were side by side, the wheat fields would cover more than 100,000 square miles, an area 10 times the size of the state of Vermont, twice as big as all the New England States, or one-third the size of the state of Texas. 
  In 1917, the price of wheat in Reno County, Kansas, was $3.17 per bushel. The average price for wheat received by Kansas farmers in May 2002 was $2.61 per bushel.
  Kansas ranks No. 1 among the states in wheat produced, wheat stored, wheat milled into flour, and in the production of wheat gluten and wheat starch. 
  A new variety of wheat can take as long as 17 years to develop before it is available for farmers to plant. 
  Jagger is the leading wheat variety planted in the state of Kansas, accounting for 42.8% of the wheat planted for the 2002 crop.