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Illinois farmers testing new wheatgrass crop

Publication: Illinois Farmer Today

Author: Phyllis Coulter

A small group of farmers, including some in Illinois, is pioneering a new crop that is in great demand already, but still has a way to go before it is farmed on a larger scale. Companies like General Mills are ready when farmers are.

So far, about a half dozen Illinoisans are the go-to experts here on the new wheatgrass variety Kernza, a trademark name belonging to the Kansas-based Land Institute.


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