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Published October 13, 2010, 10:28 AM

SW Missouri farmer praised for large soybean yield

STARK CITY, Mo. — A southwest Missouri soybean farmer has gained more recognition for his huge soybean crops.

STARK CITY, Mo. — A southwest Missouri soybean farmer has gained more recognition for his huge soybean crops.

Missouri farmers general get about 40 bushels of soybeans per acre.

But on his farm near Stark City east of Neosho, Kip Cullers harvested 160.6 bushels of soybeans per acre this year. That tops his 2007 yield of more than 150 bushels per acre.

The Missouri Soybean Association’s 100 Bushel Club says Cullers’ yield this year is the highest reported anywhere.

Gov. Jay Nixon was on hand for Tuesday’s announcement of Cullers’ yield. Nixon says Cullers’ feat shows that the best soybean farmers live in Missouri.

Cullers credits the high yield to his attention to small details and willingness to try new ideas.

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