I'm not sure why, but the DNR plants winter wheat in some of fields in the Allegan Forest, the game area where I do much of my outdoor photography. The game area was cobbled together from a lot of failed farms in the 1930's - farms that failed due to the very sandy soil that offers little support for crops. Here's a closeup of a the head of wheat stalk with a little spider on it. The wheat has grown fairly well this year, but is exceedingly thin in the sandy soil. The tan background is the rest of the wheat field.