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North Dakota

Pierogies and amber waves of grain

Pierogies and amber waves of grain

Indians and early settlers relied on buffalo for food. / Photo courtesy of North Dakota Tourism Division

North Dakota is more than 90 percent farmland, making it the most rural of the 50 states. Among its biggest crops are spring and durum wheat, barley, oats, rye and sunflowers, the last one being indispensable to baseball players everywhere.

Indians and early settlers were dependent on buffalo for food, and you can still get a good farm-raised buffalo burger in the Sioux State.

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