Farmers Reach High Yields in National Yield Contest

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DEKALB® Brand Farmers Representing the Highest-Yielding Corn Farmers in America

Farmers who planted DEKALB® products represented the greatest number of first-place national wins and overall national wins in the National Corn Growers Association’s (NCGA) 49th annual National Corn Yield Contest. These farmers not only prove to be the highest-yielding corn farmers in America, but also consistently produce these top results year after year.

“I would like to congratulate all of our DEKALB farmers for achieving such outstanding yield results,” said Rick Myroup, DEKALB Brand Manager. “We are proud of our partnership with these loyal farmers and look forward to continuing to deliver solutions they can count on.”

The NCGA’s national yield winner’s list is comprised of six categories, three different seed brands and 18 award-winning farmers, half of which are DEKALB farmers. All of the farmers who planted DEKALB products on the list are repeat national winners and continually rank as having the highest yields in the country. Out of six categories, three DEKALB farmers took first place spots. DEKALB products won all awards in AA Non-Irrigated and AA No Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated categories. At the state level, DEKALB farmers received 54 first place, 56 second place and 41 third place awards while sweeping many categories in Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin.

The national and state NCGA yield contest winners will be honored at the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 27-March 1. DEKALB winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to San Antonio and will also be invited to a celebration event, which includes a private Little Big Town concert.

“We are excited to recognize the hard work, loyalty and innovative spirit of our valued DEKALB customers. These farmers are truly dedicated individuals with a passion for success and achieving outstanding yields. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at this event,” said Myroup.

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Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible.

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