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Litchfield, Paynesville farmers win awards for high corn yields

LITCHFIELD -- Two area farmers received top awards in the 2018 National Corn Growers Association's corn yield contest for producing high-yield corn crops. Roger Huhn of Litchfield won first place in Minnesota in the irrigated division, with a yie...

Face-to-face surveys with 65 active farmers are planned this winter to gauge the current health of agriculture in Kandiyohi County and provide a glimpse of future growth.Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

LITCHFIELD - Two area farmers received top awards in the 2018 National Corn Growers Association's corn yield contest for producing high-yield corn crops.

Roger Huhn of Litchfield won first place in Minnesota in the irrigated division, with a yield of 263.62 bushels per acre.

David Kolb of Paynesville won third place in Minnesota in the the irrigated division with a yield of 259.89 bushels per acre.

Hugh and Kolb both planted varieties of Pioneer brand seed corn.

The National Corn Growers Association Corn Yield Contest is an annual U.S. competition among corn growers with the goal of capitalizing on the high genetic yield potential of current corn hybrids. It also encourages the development of sustainable, new and innovative management practices that result in higher yield potential.

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Growers compete in six corn production classes: two for non-irrigated, two for no-till/strip till non-irrigated, one for no-till/strip till irrigated and one for irrigated acres.

There were seven farmers listed as the top national growers in those divisions and top growers were listed for each state.

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