Sunflower season underway in Yolo County

July 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The bright flowers don't only look good, but they're one of California's food crops.

Sunflower seeds are used in snacks and also pressed into oils. Seeds that are not consumed in the U.S. are sold overseas -- mainly to supplement sunflower crops in Russia and the European Union.

Yolo County alone produces more than $19-million worth of sunflower seeds.