In dry times, safflower becomes a more attractive crop


Issue Date: September 17, 2014
By Kate Campbell

Safflower, one of humanity's oldest crops, has been grown in California for decades, but crop experts think current water shortages offer farmers new reasons to consider planting it. At the same time, seed and oil processing companies say they're ready to handle increased safflower production—if farmers decide to plant more acres in coming years.

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