As conditions warmed up this past week, Tom Young moved into the sunflower crop. “We had rain and ice before some snow in October so the sunflowers were really at a disadvantage. Not only did we need drying weather for the crop, but we had to get the ice off first.” The Onida, South Dakota farmer has a total of 1,800 acres devoted to sunflowers and is working methodically to harvest the crop. “If we get low humidity, we fight the potential for combine fires. We generally try to take it slower.”
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