N.D. dethroned as king sunflower state by S.D.S.D. producer, on N.D. flooding: 'It's not the way we like to see it happen'
That crown has been worn by North Dakota since record-keeping for both states began in 1977. But 2011 flooding and wet weather wiped out acres, and production fell to 766 million pounds. South Dakota farmers produced 777 million pounds.
By: Blake Nicholson, Associated Press