YOUR TEXAS AGRICULTURE MINUTE
From tiny seeds come loaves of bread
By Gene Hall
That loaf of bread you picked up at the grocery store?
There’s a remarkable story behind it. Hundreds of people had a hand in getting it in your grocery basket. And they did it for less than $2.
The bread in the store came from the baker. It may have been a huge bakery like Mrs. Baird’s. Or it may have come fresh from the grocery store ovens.
Before the baking, however, a miller used his skills to turn the farmer’s harvest into flour.
An elevator stored the grain before it went to the miller. It was brought there by farmers who harvested great fields with huge combines.
But the farmer had to grow it. He depended on the proper rain and sunshine. He added just the right amount of fertilizer. And the crop turned from a beautiful green in the deep winter to amber waves at the beginning of summer.
How did all of this get started?
The farmer prepared the ground. He waited until just the right time.
And he planted a seed. A tiny seed.
Remarkable. From tiny seeds come loaves of bread. And life.
And now you know the story.
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