Sunflowers brighten fall landscape
The sunflowers are still shining away across fields in western South Dakota. Each year more acres of sunflowers are planted; in 2013 617,000 acres were planted in South Dakota and 500,000 in North Dakota. In 2014 those figures were swapped, with North Dakota leading. These two states lead the production of sunflowers, both in oilseed and birdseed types.
Photo by Nancy Haigh