When the National Wheat Yield Contest began four years ago, it was based on the percent increase above the county average. Steve Joehl, who organizes the competition, says that criteria was a hindrance for growers in high production counties. “This year, we’ve added another component to the contest for shear yield to encourage and incent growers from those counties to enter.” Joehl says the yield contest showcases innovation. “It definitely drives technology into the commodity and helps farmers test different things to see what they can tweak to increase their productivity.” More information on the National Wheat Yield Contest is available online.
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