Colorado's sunflower crop is beginning to droop

AP News
|
Posted: Sep 11, 2013 9:02 AM

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — 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.

___

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