Projects like this one fill me with hope!
"It's taken DeHaan years and years, but as we look around the greenhouse today, we see the result of his work: hundreds of plants, sitting on waist-high benches, that are a cross between wheat and grasses that grow year-round.
"DeHaan will soon plant them in the fields. He hopes that maybe — just maybe — up will sprout a wheat plant that produces lots of grain and actually tastes something like wheat, and has the hardiness of a native prairie grass."
Another little article here points out another potential bonus of perennial wheat:
"Perennial wheat could potentially offer farmers increased flexibility where the crop can be grazed and then harvested. "