N.D. dethroned as king sunflower state by S.D.
Published 01/19/2012, Associated Press
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.