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  • n  annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
  • n  grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour
  • n  a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

  • While the world's currencies were confounding the moneychangers of Europe last week (see above), the world's wheat was doing hardly less to the grain traders of three continents.
  • Wheat Meet (See front cover)Fortunately for the British Isles they are small and populous enough to eat all the wheat they can grow, and much more.
  • Floods and droughts have pushed world wheat prices to record levels, and the problem threatens to get a lot worse.
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  • Egypt's wheat harvest becomes mired in politics
    IBSHAWAI, Egypt (AP) — Early in Egypt's wheat harvest this year, President Mohammed Morsi spoke in a televised address, proclaiming the crop would be 30 percent higher than the year before and that the country is on track to go from being the world's biggest importer of wheat to being entirely self-sufficient in four years.
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Bigger wheat crop forecast in Kentucky
    Kentucky wheat farmers are expected to harvest a larger crop this year. Winter wheat production in the state is forecast at 39.2 million bushels, up 35 percent from last year's harvest. The forecast comes ...
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Va. winter wheat expected to increase in 2013
    Virginia winter wheat producers are expected to harvest more than 17 million bushels in 2013. That's 3 percent higher than an earlier forecast released in May by the state field office of the National ...
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • Robert Zoellick in Scotsman
    Robert Zoellick, the president of the World Bank, told a joint news conference: "Though we have seen wheat prices fall over the past few days, rice and corn prices are likely to remain high, and wheat relatively so."
  • Cary Fowler in Forbes
    The seed vault is the perfect place for keeping seeds safe for centuries,said Cary Fowler, Executive Director of the Rome-based Global Crop Diversity Trust, a project partner. "At these temperatures, seeds for important crops like wheat,...
  • Brian Cowen in Irish Times
    They are vast fields of wheat under troubled skies, and I did not need to go out of my way to try to express sadness and extreme loneliness ...... I almost think that these canvases will tell you what I cannot say in words, the health and... Van Gogh http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGth4NWSnHDBun0uGK7LZS3BNIcMA FOXNews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Sep22/0,4670,VanGoghAuction,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHjAsBf5pBQ9Bbz7cnKLtSvCF3flw Sep 22, 2007 109825 143990 wheatfield There will be 400 extra places available to come into commission, in the meantime, at Wheatfield, Castlerea and Portlaoise," Mr Cowen added. "They are already built and should be ready to come on stream during the course of this year. It is...

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