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Sunflowers are seen in a field near Woodward, Okla., on July 18, 2012. In South Dakota, sunflower farmers in 2013 rebounded from a crippling drought in 2012, while their counterparts in North Dakota struggled through a wet spring planting season and a late harvest. South Dakota now has supplanted North Dakota as the nation's top sunflower producer. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

SD supplants ND as top sunflower-producing state

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By Blake Nicholson

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Favorable weather last year helped South Dakota sunflower farmers rebound from crippling drought in 2012, while their counterparts in North Dakota struggled through a wet spring planting season and a late fall harvest.

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