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Sunflowers south of Gladstone are beginning to get droopy and brown as their harvest season approaches.

Sunflower crop looking good for harvest

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It's not always wise to judge a book by its cover or, in the case of a sunflower crop, by its appearance.

Though sunflower plants can look droopy and brown by the time harvest time rolls around, it's usually those plants that are the most productive, said National Sunflower Association Communications Director Jody Kerzman.


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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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