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North Dakota Drops in Sunflower Production

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North Dakota has been the leader in sunflower production, but not anymore.

South Dakota is now the number one sunflower producer in the nation, harvesting nearly 1 billion pounds.
North Dakota only produced 600 million pounds.
John Sandbakken says a wet spring is to blame for the decrease in production.

(John Sandbakken / National Sunflower Association) "Last spring was really wet and very very cold conditions so a lot of acres didn't get planted that would have went to sunflower. So what we are hoping is that those acres will come back in 2014 and get planted."

Sandbakken says currently demand is larger than the supply.
He says the lack of pounds harvested will definitely have an impact on the market in 2014.

(John Sandbakken / National Sunflower Association) "There is a lot of demand for sunflower products. What will probably happen this year is we are going ot be dealing with a bout 100-thousand metric tons less. of produtct that we will be able to sell. What that will do is people who are our normal sunflower customers, that have been in the market and are regular customers they will be taken care of. What it will hurt us on is some of that spot business. That business that takes place when someone comes in and buys product, so that will probably hurt us on that side."

Sunflower production is down about 30% nationwide. 

 

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