According to the 2022 Sunflower Crop Quality Report, U.S. sunflower production totaled 2.8 billion pounds this past year. That’s up 48 percent from 2021. North Dakota regained its top spot for sunflower production with a 1.3 billion pound crop. That’s up 76 percent from the previous year. South Dakota sunflower production topped one billion pounds, up 32 percent. Minnesota sunflower production totaled 175 million pounds this past year, up 86 percent from the previous year. Oil-type sunflowers averaged 44.3 percent for oil content. Test weights were just over 30 pounds.
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