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- Sherman's Planet
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Following the First Federation-Klingon War in 2267, and per terms of the Organian Peace Treaty, ownership of Sherman's Planet could be assumed by the side that could most effectively develop it. Obviously this led to some major conflicts between the two groups of settlers. The Federation's intentions for Sherman's Planet were to use it to cultivate quadrotriticale, a grain well adapted to the planet's climate.
The Federation succeeded in developing their settlements on Sherman's Planet. However, by 2269, the planet had been struck by famine. On Stardate 5392.4, the USS Enterprise, under Captain James T. Kirk, was assigned to escort two robot ships hauling an improved grain, quintotriticale, to the planet to alleviate the plight. (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles", TAS: "More Tribbles, More Troubles")
By the 2370s quintotriticale grain was the planet's main export, which it trades with the surrounding Klingon colonies, including Forcas III. However in 2371 a trade dispute developed between the planet and the Klingons over the rise in price of the grain due to a shortage and the Federation Council dispatched a mediator aboard the USS Constitution-B. (Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Messages From Home")