National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently announced the winners of the 2023 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC).

In its 59th year, NCYC saw nearly 7,000 entries from farmers in 46 states. Entrants across the 10 production categories, including the pilot category for nitrogen management, Class J, had verified yields averaging 269 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 173 bushels per acre. This includes a new national record yield of 623.8439 bushels per acre from David Hula in Charles City, Va., besting the previous record of 616.1953 bushels per acre.

The Texas farmer recognized with the highest state yield, Jody Bezner from Texline, Texas, produced 324.6043 bushels per acre. Other Texas farmers also fared well in last year’s contest:

Congratulations to this year’s winners! Explore competition results from across the country HERE.

Learn more about the National Corn Yield Contest HERE.

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