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Acres Of Sunshine

A ray of light and enlightenment from Flora: Four years ago, looking for a less costly product alternative to the soybean/corn grind, Dave Burt decided to try his luck with sunflowers, plants far better suited to his lean, mean soil.

Today, bird seed is his most lucrative crop.

Though demand and storage issues prevent him from expanding his sunflower operation, the man's poised to make some radical changes. That's a whole 'nother story but I daresay a remarkable one that fills this reporter with grade A sunshine.

To be continued...

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