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TOP YIELDS: The good news for sorghum growers is that yields continue to climb across the country. National Sorghum Producers has announced yield contest winners in five different categories.

Top U.S. sorghum yield for 2019 was 212.5 bushels per acre

New Jersey producer wins the Bin Buster award from NSP for 2019’s top yield.

National Sorghum Producers has announced the winners of the 2019 NSP Yield Contest. Producer yields are highlighted in five different categories from the eastern and western regions of the U.S. This year’s top yield and Bin Buster winner is Santino Santini of New Jersey with 212.5 bushels per acre.

“Our growers rallied through some of the most strenuous conditions to complete a harvest this season, and we were very pleased with the overall crop,” says NSP board Chairman Dan Atkisson, a sorghum farmer from Stockton, Kan. “Yield achievements in sorghum are reflected not only through the national average trend yield but also through this year’s contest yields. Congratulations to all of our winners.”

The 2019 first place winners of the NSP Yield Contest were Kimberly Gamble of Kansas in the Irrigated-Tillage West category with a yield of 204.5 bushels per acre; Sanduff Farms of New Jersey in the Irrigated-Tillage East category with a yield of 199.6 bushels per acre; Nathan Miller of Oklahoma in the Irrigated-No Till West category with a yield of 160.2 bushels per acre; River Hollow Farms of New Jersey in the Irrigated-No Till East category with a yield of 206.1 bushels per acre; Ronald Glissendorf of South Dakota in the Dryland-Tillage West category with a yield of 172 bushels per acre; Santino Santini of New Jersey in the Dryland-Tillage East category with a yield of 212.5 bushels per acre; Ki Gamble of Kansas in the Dryland-No Till West category with a yield of 194.9 bushels per acre; Chris Santini of New Jersey in the Dryland-No Till East category with a yield of 206.8 bushels per acre; and Matthew Bloss of Nebraska won the Food-Grade category with a yield of 107.7 bushels per acre.

The national winners and new Sorghum Yield Contest Hall of Fame member, Winter Johnston of Pennsylvania, will be further recognized at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 28 at an awards dinner sponsored by Corteva.

Go online to see a complete list of the NSP Yield Contest national, state and county results, and to learn more about the contest.

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