Overall, sunflower acres are expected to total 1.2 million acres nationwide. That’s down 29 percent from 2020. North Dakota sunflower acreage is forecast to be down a massive 43 percent from last year. The intended sunflower acreage is expected to be down 25 percent in South Dakota and down 24 percent in Minnesota. Colorado is the only state looking at an increase in sunflower acres this year.
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