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USDA June 2010 Planting Report

6/30/10 Area planted to sunflower in 2010 totals 2.09 million acres, up 3 percent from 2009. Harvested area is expected to increase 57,800 acres from last year to 2.01 million acres. Planted area of oil type varieties, at 1.65 million acres, is down 3 percent from 2009; however the non-oil varieties, estimated at 441,000 acres, are up 33 percent from last year. Acreage decreases in Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas were more than offset by increases in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Compared with last year, growers in South Dakota increased planted area by 60,000 acres and growers in Colorado increased planted area by 24,000 acres. To see the report select this link

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