- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota leads the nation in the production of bison and sunflowers.

The Agriculture Department says the state topped those commodity classes in 2015 and was second in honey and oats.

South Dakota ranked third in the production of flaxseed, alfalfa hay, all hay and proso millet, and fourth in navy beans and spring wheat.

The state was fourth in beef cows, sixth in corn, seventh in soybeans and ninth in winter wheat.

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