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As many sunflower growers in western North Dakota gear up to harvest their crops, the executive director of the Mandan-based National Sunflower Association has a tip he said could help farmers maximize their yield.

With some sunflower crops on the southern edge of the state damaged by the recent October surprise snowstorm, John Sandbakken said an innovative and cheap alteration to the combining process could help when plants are, for various reasons, low to the ground.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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