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2020 National Wheat Yield Contest winners announced


The National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with farmers from across the United States and improve their production practices through new and innovative techniques. Today, NWF is announcing the national winners for the 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest.

“This year the Foundation is awarding four Bin Buster winners, one from each of the four categories: Winter Wheat Dryland and Irrigated and Spring Wheat Dryland and Irrigated,” stated Foundation Board President David Cleavinger. “COVID-19 created many setbacks for growers across the country. It is exciting to see that it did not prevent wheat farmers from participating in this year’s Contest.”

The contest recognizes winners in two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated.

“NWF would like to thank each grower for enrolling in the NWYC and thank our sponsors for helping to make the Contest available to wheat growers in the United States. Entries for the Contest continue to be on an uphill trend, and this year we received a record-breaking 418 total entries, up from 397 last year,” continued Cleavinger.

This year’s National winners per category*:

Bin Buster Winners

Bruce Ruddenklau
Field Location: Amity, OR
Variety/Variety Name: OSU Rosalyn
Category: Winter Wheat — Dryland
Final Yield: 191.17 Bu/A

Derek Friehe
Field Location: Moses Lake, WA
Variety/Variety Name: Limagrain Jet
Category: Winter Wheat — Irrigated
Final Yield: 206.70 Bu/A

Trevor Stout
Field Location: Genesee, ID
Variety/Variety Name: WestBred WB9303
Category: Spring Wheat — Dryland
Final Yield: 139.22 Bu/A

Terry Wilcox
Field Location: Rexburg, ID
Variety/Variety Name: WestBred WB9668
Category: Spring Wheat — Irrigated
Final Yield: 172.60 Bu/A

Official rules and entry details for the 2021 Contest will be available by January 1, 2021 via their website.

The sponsors for the 2020 National Yield Contest are AgriMaxx, Ardent Mills, BASF, Corteva, Croplan/Winfield, Grain Craft, John Deere, Miller Milling, Syngenta, and WestBred.

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