Increased Interest in Buckwheat
Despite its name, Buckwheat has little to do with wheat. The plant is more related to rhubarb.
Buckwheat is nutritious, high in dietary fiber and protein. It is also rich in minerals like manganese, potassium, copper, and zinc. Some animals that eat buckwheat are birds, different types of rodents, and humans.
2018 crop buckwheat production yield was about average at 1,000 lbs. per acre.
Areas that saw rain at the right time yielded slightly better then the areas that
didn't receive rain. It is looking like 2019 will have more acres planted due to
increased interest in buckwheat. Organic buckwheat and buckwheat products
are starting to find a bigger market place.