Pioneer Sorghum Growers Score Big in Yield Contest

John DavisAgribusiness, Award, Contest, Dupont Pioneer, Sorghum

Growers planting Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids did pretty well in the most recent national yield contest. This company news release says Pioneer sorghum picked up three of seven first-place finishes and nine of the 21 national categories in the 2014 National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield and Management Contest, with growers using Pioneer 84G62 brand sorghum won five of the nine … Read More

Record Corn Yield Contest Winner in Georgia

Cindy ZimmermanContest, Corn, Monsanto, NCGA

Georgia is a long way from the nation’s Corn Belt, but this year’s National Corn Yield Contest winner Randy Dowdy set a new record of 503 bushels per acre on his farm near Valdosta. “While the contest does not award a single, national prize or have an overall winner, Dowdy’s accomplishment certainly deserves recognition,” said National Corn Yield Contest Manager … Read More

NSP Announces Annual Yield Contest Winners

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Contest, Sorghum

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 … Read More

NCGA Announces 2014 Yield Contest Winners

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Contest, Corn, NCGA

Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2014 National Corn Yield Contest. Entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, setting a contest record with a new all-time high yield of 503 bushels per acre. Additionally, a record six national entries surpassed the … Read More

Iowa Grower Wins Syngenta Drive to Thrive Contest

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Company Announcement, Contest, Syngenta

Syngenta announced that Jim Cuddeback, a corn and soybean grower from Washington, Iowa, is the grand prizewinner of its Drive to Thrive contest. This competition challenged growers and other agricultural industry professionals across America to describe what makes their farms or agribusinesses thrive. In Cuddeback’s winning essay, he named his family, which includes his wife of 44 years, two sons … Read More

FMC Expands Web Series to Offer New Content

Jamie JohansenAudio, Contest, FMC

Starting this month, Authority Minute, an online web series offered by FMC Agricultural Solutions, will transition to a new name. The Minute by FMC will feature an expanded territory covering more growing topics, more crops and more issues. Episodes of The Minute can be viewed online at “Since launching Authority Minute nearly a year ago, we’ve received numerous comments … Read More

FMC Tackles Weeds in the South

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Contest, Corn, Soybeans

FMC representatives were eager to visit with attendees of the recent Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, TN. Chuck spoke with Rusty Mitchell during the event about some of their products corn and soybean growers across the South can and should take advantage of. “We’ve got a couple of new products that we have available for both corn and … Read More

FMC Watch & Win Winner

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Contest, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

FMC does more at the National Farm Machinery Show than talk products in their booth. They also get together for a little fun and fellowship with their customers at the end of each day. It was in their reception room that I met Dan Bender, Indiana family farmer. FMC made Dan a very happy man when he won their last … Read More

Enter to Win Bayer’s 2013 Cotton Belt Challenge

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Contest, Cotton

The Cotton Belt Challenge is in its second year, and Bayer CropScience is encouraging FiberMax and Stoneville cotton growers to enter to win great prizes. Growers with the highest yields and highest overall loan values in 12 regions will be recognized for both irrigated and dryland cotton. In addition to regional awards, there will be two grand prize drawings for … Read More