The sunflower harvest is off to a decent start. National Sunflower Association Executive Director John Sandbakken says the harvest pace is about ten days ahead of normal. “Yield-wise, I’ve been hearing as low as 1,500 pounds and as high as 2,700 pounds. It is variable, but oil content is very good. Sunflowers are one of the few crops that pay a premium for oil content.” Sandbakken also reminds farmers to make sure bins are ready to store the crop. Sunflowers can be taken off on the wet side and dried down.
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