National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 NSP Yield Contest. Farmers from 27 states entered to win this year’s contest. Producer yields are highlighted in nine different categories with this year’s top yield at 246 bushels per acre, just shy of NSP’s 250 bushel per acre yield goal.
“Congratulations to all the 2014 Yield Contest winners,” said NSP board of directors Chairman J.B. Stewart. “The yield contest is a fantastic opportunity for producers to display their achievements while demonstrating the yield potential grain sorghum offers when using good management practices.”
The 2014 first place winners of the NSP Yield Contest were Henson Land & Cattle of Texas in the Conventional-Till Irrigated category with a yield of 245.94 bushels per acre; Cody Sassmann of Missouri in the No-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 207.98 bushels per acre; Weldon Alders of Texas in the Conventional-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 205.74 bushels per acre; Taylor Equipment of Kansas who won the Reduced-Till Irrigated category with a yield of 202.66 bushels per acre; Sam Santini, Jr. of New Jersey in the Double Crop Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 193.33 bushels per acre; Joe Scates of Illinois in the Mulch-Till Non-Irrigated category with a yield of 185.36 bushels per acre; and Fike Farms of Texas in the Double Crop Irrigated category with a yield of 151.63 bushels per acre.
Ki Gamble of Kansas is the Irrigated National Food-Grade category winner with a yield of 177.97 bushels per acre, and Stanley Brandyberry Farms of Kansas won the Non-Irrigated National Food-Grade category with a yield of 118.96 bushels per acre.
“Overall yields in this year’s contest were greatly improved,” said NSP Chairman J.B. Stewart. “and we look forward to reaching the 250 bushel per acre mark next year.”
The national winners will be further recognized at Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Ariz., on Feb. 27, 2015, at an awards dinner sponsored by Dupont Pioneer.
To see a complete list of the NSP Yield Contest national, state and county results, or to learn more about the contest, visit their website.