Wheat Capital of the World -- Sumner Co. KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 37° 22.002 W 097° 19.345
14S E 648550 N 4136872
Quick Description: A sign at the Kansas Belle Plaine Travel Information Center explains the development of the agricultural industry in this area and proclaims Sumner County KS "The Wheat Capital of the World."
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/28/2013 4:26:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMGZKF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
A sign at the Kansas Belle Plaine Travel Information Center extols the region's status as leading producter of hard red winter wheat in the world.

Several websites repeat the claim. For example:

From 50 States Trivia: (visit link)

"50. Sumner County is known as the Wheat Capital of the World."

The Kansas State Extension Service trumpets the moniker on its homepage: (visit link)

Finally, the county page itself supports the claim with some facts: (visit link)

"Sumner County's primary industry is farming, in particular, wheat. In fact, Sumner County is known as the "Wheat Capital of the World" as it routinely produces more wheat than any other place on earth. . . "[end]
Type of documentation of superlative status: Sumner County website

Location of coordinates: at the sign

Web Site: [Web Link]

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