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State officials say the sunflower crop across the state looks like it will be a good one for producers, but estimate harvest may be delayed from one to two weeks.

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State officials say the sunflower crop is looking good, citing warmer temperatures as of late has helped give the crop a boost.

The increased moisture this summer has benefited the sunflower crop, said John Sandbakken, marketing director for the National Sunflower Association in Bismarck.

"The crop, especially in the central and western part of the state looks just phenomenal," Sandbakken said. "It's going to be a really nice crop."

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