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Press Photo by Sean M. Soehren Kurt Ridl checks a sunflower in one of his sprawling fields northwest of Dickinson on Thursday morning. Ridl has farmed sunflowers, among other crops, with his two brothers since the '70s.

Prices high, supply short, sunflower acres down, producers hopeful of quality

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Local prices for sunflowers are more than double what they were a year ago, but after battling difficult planting conditions that dramatically lowered the number of acres planted, the market might be left with a limited supply.


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