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Published June 10, 2009, 12:00 AM

Sunflowers insurance program

A field of sunflower plants grows in a nursery field in Ralls, Texas, in 2004. The federal government is expanding an insurance program for sunflower farmers two years after nearly killing it, a move that could help protect growers against fluctuating prices and low crop yields. The protection could be especially important this year as sunflower seed prices continue to fall, and some farmers contemplate planting fewer flowers. (AP Photo/Betsy Blaney, File)

Read the article: Sunflower growers get insurance against low prices