CROPS NEWS
Paper Chase
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Dec 9, 2013 11:57 AM CST

It's a well-worked phrase, and Bob Little, Hebron, Ind., knows well its half-dozen words: "What a difference a year makes."

In 2012 his northwest Indiana farm produced not one, but two winning entries in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. Along with his wife, Kathy, the Littles scooped up the highest yield awards in the AA No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated class (Bob) and the AA Non-Irrigated class (Kathy). Bob's entry was 297.1250 bushels per acre. Kathy, who also works for Hospice Care, entered a yield of 294.7642. AA states include Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

A ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Exporters Report Soy Sales
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Dealing with Diplodia
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Shifts in Corn Consumption
Todd's Take
Exporters Report Corn Sale