The number of wheat farms in the U.S. has declined by more than 40% since 2002. USDA’s Economic Research Service reported this week that the decline has grown steadily over time, with more than 7%, 104,792 of the decline happening since 2017. In contrast to other commodities, wheat production has also fallen in conjunction with the decline in acreage.

Annual wheat production ranged from 1.6 billion in 2002 to as much as 2.5 billion in 2008. However, U.S. production has not topped 2 billion since 2017. USDA reports the decline is largely due to lower acres and the growing trend of using wheat as a rotational crop versus the more profitable corn or soybean crops.

Read more on wheat production in the U.S. here.