Where and how is your wheat transported?
Roughly half of all wheat grown in the United States gets exported, but how is it done?
According to the Economic Research Service, there is a heavy concentration in the Great and Northern Plains, including Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana, with connections to the nation’s largest inland waterways.
Rail transportation dominates in the vast wheat-producing areas east of the Pacific Northwest and west of the Mississippi.
From 2014 to 2019, nearly 60 percent of wheat exports were transported by rail with the rest going by barge or truck.