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August/September 2014 Digital Magazine

The August/September issue of The Sunflower magazine is now available in digital format. Click on the magazine cover below to check out the latest digital issue.

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August 2014 issue
Sunflower Briefs
News items of interest to the industry.

The Perfect Bearish Storm
By Mike Krueger Mike Krueger is owner of The Money Farm, a Fargo, N.D.-based grain marketing consulting firm. While the information in this article is believed to be reliable, marketing involves risk, and the author and The Sunflower assume no responsibility for its use.

Seeking Answers
Surveyors Making Dual Trips to Select Fields in 2014

An Exemplary Breeding Career
2014 NSA Gold Award Recipient Gary Fick Known Around the Globe for His Achievements

A Rotation Fixture
Lance Hourigan: Sunflower Has Been a Consistent Performer on Family’s N.W. South Dakota Farm

What’s Available in Sunflower Harvest
Header Attachments & Conversion Kits Editor’s Note: Many sunflower producers utilize row-crop combine heads to harvest this crop. And numerous others opt for a harvest attachment specifically designed for sunflower. Still others employ special conversion kits fitted to their corn head. These pages contain information on several attachments and conversion kits available on today’s market. The information has been provided by the respective companies and then edited for use in The Sunflower. Contact details are included for those growers who wish to visit further about a given company’s products.

Impact of the FSMA on the Sunflower Industry
Sandra Morar, Attorney, Omaha, Neb.
2014 NSA Summer Seminar Presentation Summary

Hot Topics in the Veg Oil Industry
Erik Heggen, Director of Refined Oils-North America, ADM
2014 NSA Summer Seminar Presentation Summary

Weather Trends
Dennis Todey, Extension Climatologist, South Dakota State University
2014 NSA Summer Seminar Presentation Summary

Using Social Media to Promote Sunflowers
Renae Gebhart, Gebhart Consulting
2014 NSA Summer Seminar Presentation Summary

North Fork Chips
Husband-Wife Team on New York’s Long Island Have Grown A Successful Potato Chip Business —With Sun Oil’s Help

A Look Back - 30 Years Ago
Excerpts from the August/September 1984 Issue of The Sunflower

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