As a general rule, winter wheat is grown as a cash crop, however it can provide the benefits of most other cereal grains as well. It also works as a grazing option and unlike barely or rye, it is unlikely to become a weed and is much easier to kill. Wheat is slower to mature than some other cereal grains and is increasingly grown more than rye as it is

CIRCLE, Mont. — Gil Gasper stopped short of emptying his milk jugs when he heard that farm-delivered, weatherized diesel had dropped to $1.73 a gallon. In farm country, where fuel gauges might not hit full for thousands of gallons, a price below $2 is a big deal, especially with grain prices declining. There’s even speculation that lower prices could be on the way. “From my standpoint, related to all the