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Colorado's sunflower crop is beginning to droop

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September 11, 2013 09:03 AM EST | AP


GREELEY, Colo. — Colorado's status as a top sunflower producer in the United States is falling, and experts wonder if the crop will ever make a full comeback.

The state's total sunflower production was 55 million pounds in 2012, down about 55 percent from the year before.

The Greeley Tribune reports (http://tinyurl.com/nboop49) the continuing drought last year took a big toll on production.

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Information from: Greeley Daily Tribune, http://greeleytribune.com