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Published March 06, 2012, 07:52 AM

Farmington man earns award in national corn yield contest

Charles W. Louis of Farmington, recently won first place in the Irrigated division of the 2011 National Corn Growers’ Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Minnesota. Louis won with Pioneer® brand hybrid 34F07, which yielded 263 bushels per acre.

Charles W. Louis of Farmington, recently won first place in the Irrigated division of the 2011 National Corn Growers’ Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Minnesota. Louis won with Pioneer® brand hybrid 34F07, which yielded 263 bushels per acre.

Louis earned one of the 273 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids.

The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual competition among corn producers with the goal of producing the highest yields. In the contest, growers compete within a broad range of corn production classes, including non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till irrigated, ridge-till non-irrigated, ridge-till irrigated and irrigated classes.

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