No doubt about it: A field of blazing yellow sunflowers is a sight to see.
But the owners of a crop of sunflowers in Collin County are fielding some controversy.
We went to check it out, and discovered another problem near that field of flowers between Allen and McKinney.
“What we’re finding are trails through the field where we can tell that people have walked,” said sunflower farmer Jennifer Foster.
“It’s rude,” added her son, Bryce.
Jennifer Foster owns 220 gorgeous acres of flowers the color of sunshine.
“Normally we farm wheat, milo corn… this year we decided, as part of our crop rotation, to do sunflowers,” she explained.
People are flocking to the Fosters’ field to get the perfect picture. But for Jennifer, that’s a problem.
“In the process, it tramples the flowers… it damages the crops,” she said. “This is our livelihood, so when people trample the crop or they cut the flowers and take them home, they’re, in fact, taking part of our livelihood and costing us money.”