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Thanks for the signal boost, Amy! Another thing to consider - New York and Pennsylvania were the major wheat-producing states in America prior to the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, which made trade with the rich agricultural lands of the Upper Midwest more accessible and profitable. Many a colonial made their fortunes in milling and the grain trade. Your recent article for Modern Farmer about the Ukrainian roots of American wheat makes me wonder what varieties of wheat were being grown back then? And could they be grown in New York again?

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