Wen County has a long agricultural history and the fine tradition of intensive cultivation, is nationally renowned for half kilogram wheat per mu county, high-quality wheat seed base and "town of Huai medicine", is the national model county to promote the grain yield and key county of the construction of grain production core area .
Henan wheat is the best in China, Wen wheat is the best in Henan . wheat cultivation is the traditional advantage of Wen County, wheat per unit yield has remained the national leading level. In Wen County, there are about ten agricultural research institutions such as Agricultural Science Institute of Wen, Ping'an Seed company and other institutes which have cultivated 11 assortments of wheat varieties confirmed by national and provincial variety committees. They sell very well in 8 provinces as Henan, Hebei, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanxi, Hubei, Shandong, Shanxi in Yellow river and Huai river areas, promote an area of 30 million mu every year. Among them, Yu wheat 49, Yu wheat 49--198 have become the main varieties of the Huang-Huai winter wheat which make a positive contribution to protect national food security.The major party and state leaders have visited Wen County to see the agricultural work .
Four Huai medicine are renowned at home and abroad for their unique and nourishing effects, Compendium of Materia Medica, Shen Nong's Herbal Classic and other ancient Chinese classics have given them a high eva luation. Wen is the authentic origin of "four Huai medicine" yam, foxglove, chrysanthemum, achyranthes, especially the "iron yam", praised highly by people for the taste of "dry, sweet, soft" and wealth of DHEA, amino acids and other trace elements.
Wen County actively creates new advantages in agriculture. Centering on the county's Agricultural Science Institute, supporting by the Ping'an Seed Company and vegetable supply to Hongkong base, Wen planed and constructed a modern agricultural demonstration area of 7 square kilometers. By expanding the scale of land transfers, adjusting the agricultural structure, promotion of new agricultural technologies and other measures, a state-level modern agricultural model zone is under construction.