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NSP announces winners of 2022 Sorghum Yield Contest

Bin Buster winner, from Stanton County, Kan., tops the contest at 245.8 bushels per acre.

December 16, 2022

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YIELD CONTEST WINNERS: National Sorghum Producers recently announced the winners of its 2022 Sorghum Yield Contest. Bin Buster winner Winsome Farms, owned by Brant and Amy Peterson from Stanton County, Kan., harvested the top yield in the contest of 245.8 bushels per acre.izikMd /Getty images

National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Sorghum Yield Contest, including Bin Buster winner Winsome Farms, Brant and Amy Peterson from Stanton County, Kan., with the top yield in the contest at 245.8 bushels per acre.

“National Sorghum Producers congratulates the winners of the 2022 sorghum yield contest,” NSP Board of Directors Chairman Craig Meeker says. “Despite a challenging growing season, there are impressive top-end yields scattered across the nation. We congratulate the winners and look forward to recognizing them at the 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando.”

Top yields are highlighted in three different categories ranging from the Eastern to Western U.S. regions, plus an overall food-grade winner.

The 2022 first place national division winners of the NSP Sorghum Yield Contest are:

  • Irrigated West. Winsome Farms, Brant and Amy Peterson, Stanton County, Kan., with a yield of 245.8 bushels per acre, Channel 6B95

  • Irrigated East. Jeffrey Barlieb. Warren County, N.J., with a yield of 203.35 bushels per acre, Pioneer 84G62

  • Dryland Tillage West. Dylan Knoll, Charles Mix County, S.D., with a yield of 209.32 bushels per acre, Pioneer 89Y79

  • Dryland Tillage East. Walters Farms, Clark County, Ill., with a yield of 184.21 bushels per acre, Dekalb DKS38-16

  • Dryland No-Till West. Duever Farms, Marshall County, Kan., with a yield of 180.19 bushels per acre, Pioneer 84G62

  • Dryland No-Till East. Billy H Bowers Farm Trust from Davidson County, N.C., with a yield of 218.2 bushels per acre, Pioneer 84G62

  • Food Grade. JnL Farms, Appanoose County, Iowa, with a yield of 156.87 bushels per acre, Richardson G37

“The results of this year’s contest show just how resilient sorghum can be,” Meeker adds. “The Bin Buster yield is six times the 2022 national average yield this year and one of the top 10 yields on record in the contest. While the drought had significant impacts on many of our growers this season, we are really proud of the overall results and commend these growers for outstanding yield achievements.”

The national winners will be recognized further in March 2023 during Commodity Classic in Orlando, Fla.

To see a complete lof the NSP Sorghum Yield Contest national, state and county results, or to learn more about the contest, visit sorghumgrowers.com/yield-contest.

Source: National Sorghum Producers

 

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