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Intermediate wheatgrass is the skinny cousin to spring wheat but, of course, you can’t graze the latter and then harvest a grain crop later.

Perennial grain: It’s two crops in one

It’s been a decades’ long search, but researchers believe the finish line is in sight 
for a crop that can be both grazed and then harvested for its grain

As concerns grow over sustainability in modern farming, researchers are looking to the past in search of crops that can both meet the needs of farmers and consumers as well as the environment. Thinopyrum intermedium — commonly known as intermediate wheatgrass — is one of the fruits of that research. It’s been nearly three decades