FFA Chapters Win With #LibertyLink #RealYield Game

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Contest, FFA, Soybeans

The biggest winners in the 2015 Bayer LibertyLink® Real Yield game were state FFA chapters around the country who get to share $50,000. Twenty-eight state FFA organizations participated in the challenge to promote the online Real Yield Game to growers within their states. The donation value was determined by the number of growers from respective states who played the game … Read More

Corn Yield Contest Video Launched at #Classic16

Cindy ZimmermanCommodity Classic, Contest, Corn, NCGA, Video

The National Corn Growers Association released a video last week offering tips from perennial high-yield entrants of the National Corn Yield Contest, like 2015 record-setter David Hula of Charles City, Virginia who topped 532 bushels per acre last year. The new video, which accompanies the traditional online NCYC Guide, offers farmers across the country a chance to apply the tips … Read More

#NFMS16 Hears From 2015 NCGA Yield Winner

Taylor Truckeyagronomy, Audio, Commodity Classic, Contest, Corn, National Farm Machinery Show, NCGA, New Holland, NFMS

National Farm Machinery Show attendees had the opportunity to hear from a 2015 NCGA Yield Contest Winner, Randy Dowdy. Dowdy farms in southern Georgia and claimed the first place prize in the irrigated category with a high yield of 486.1594 bushels/acre. During his presentation, Dowdy explained that a near 500 bu yield doesn’t happen overnight. For years, he has been … Read More

Open Climate Data Strengthens Food Supply

Kelly MarshallAward, Contest, Data, USDA

The USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge was crated in response to the President’s Climate Data Initiative in the hopes of utilizing climate data to protect America’s food supply.  The USDA offered contestants more than 100 years of crop and climate data through the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.  Now Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Microsoft officials have announced the winners . Winners were … Read More

Sustainable Practices Targeted in Wheat Yield Contest

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Contest, wheat, yields

For the first time in 20 years the National Wheat Yield Contest is back!  Winners in two categories, winter and spring wheat, will be announced at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas in 2017.  All state wheat organization grower-members may submit their yields. “We are excited about the benefits this competition will bring to our nation’s wheat growers individually … Read More

NCGA Yield Contest Winner Sets New Record

Taylor TruckeyContest, Corn, NCGA, yields

A record corn yield of 532 bu/acre has set a new all-time high in 51 years of the NCGA National Corn Yield contest. Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields with an additional five national entries surpassing the 400-plus bushel per acre mark. “The contest does more than just provide farmers … Read More

NSP Yield Contest Winners Announced

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Contest, Sorghum

The winners of this year’s National Sorghum Producer’s annual yield contest have been announced.  The top yield this year was 239.85 bushels per acre grown by Ridgon Farms of Maryland– a new world record for non-irrigated sorghum! “I congratulate all of the 2015 Yield Contest winners,” said NSP board of directors Chairman James Born. “The yield contest year-after-year demonstrates the … Read More

Brent Boyette Getting Some Real Yield with LibertyLink

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Contest, seed, Soybeans, Weed control

We often think of weed resistance as being some kind of midwest and south phenomenon but think east U.S. as in North Carolina. Cindy spoke with farmer Brent Boyette for an episode of LibertyLink Real Yield Radio and you can hear what he has to say below. Now, while you’re celebrating some Thanksgiving with the family how about trying the … Read More

Deltapine Brings Back High Yield Hunter’s Contest

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Contest, Cotton

Deltapine is excited to be bringing back the High Yield Hunter’s contest.  Post a picture of your cotton harvest– fields, picker, bales of cotton, etc., now through December 6th and you’ll be entered to win a YETI Tundra cooler each week.  A grand prize winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid quail hunting trip to Southern Woods Plantation. To be eligible … Read More