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Sunflowers


sunflowersOverview

Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are cultivated in the United States for cooking oil, confectionary and birdseed. They are primarily grown in North Dakota and South Dakota, followed by Minnesota and California.

The 2012 sunflower crop totaled nearly 2.8 billion pounds and was valued at nearly $727.8 million; both production and value climbed from 2011. Average yield also increased, rising to 1,513 pounds per acre.  August 2013 ...  Sunflowers

Marketing

Processing/Manufacturing

  • Drying and Storing Sunflowers, Kansas State University, 1987.
  • Sumseeds - This South Dakota-based company is taking seeds grown in North Dakota and Kansas and adding caffeine, taurine, lysine and ginseng to them.

Production


Links checked November 2013.

 

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