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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.

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