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Wheat kernels

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Each bushel of wheat contains approximately one million kernels. When wheat is sold, it is graded based on a number of characteristics including cleanliness of the sample, test weight and moisture. Samples are given a lower grade if there are weed seeds, diseased kernels or broken kernels. Test weight and moisture are indicators of whether or not the crop was ready to be harvested.