As you drive around the country side this time of year a lot of wheat fields are turning that golden color which means they are about ready to harvest. Ott, E took this picture of a wheat field not too far from our house. Wheat was first planted in the US in 1777 and by the year 2009, U.S. farmers planted 63 million acres of wheat in 42 states. One acres of wheat can produce 1,680 loaves (1.5 pounds each) of commerical white bread. Or one acres of wheat could be used to make 1,800 boxes (24 oz. each) of a wheat flake cereal.