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Yield Contest Winners Announced
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Dec 21, 2012 07:15 PM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Yes, there is a Santa Claus in at least one Virginia cornfield. David Hula, perennial winner of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) yield contest, learned Thursday, Dec. 20, that his 384.3609 bushel per acre entry in the no-till/strip-till irrigated category won gold. Son, Craig Hula, also of Charles City, Va., won the no-till/strip-till non-irrigated category with a 308.9133 bushel per acre entry.

Despite a severe drought that plagued most of the Corn Belt, entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, even doubling it in some circumstances. Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices ...

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