Most of Washington's wheat and barley crop is grown in Eastern Washington, however you can also find fields on the west side of the state grown for local use. Whitman County, home of the famous Palouse hills, consistently grows more wheat per acre than any other county in the state. The higher rainfall and productive soils make this area perfect for growing grain crops. Lincoln, Adams and Walla Walla counties are traditionally the next largest grain growing areas in the state.
A look at the life cycle of Washington State wheat from research and breeding, to farming, milling and consumption.