The Arkansas Soybean Association has announced the winners of the 2013 Race for 100. The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board funds the contest, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Soybean Association. Although the contest has been in place for several years, no farmer has broken the 100 bushels/acre milestone before this year. The winning soybean crops were grown in Desha County and Pope County and the farmers who claimed the top yields are:
Nelson Crow of Desha County with 100.82 bu/a on August 30. Crow planted Pioneer 93Y92.
Matt and Sherrie Kay Miles of Desha County with 107.63 bu/a on September 13. The Miles planted Asgrow 4632.
Eddie Tackett of Pope County with 104.83 bu/a on September 27. Tackett planted Pioneer 94Y70.
The board rewards farmers who break the 100 bu/a barrier with $50,000 to be divided among the winners. Farmers have until December 1, 2013 to submit their yields for the contest, so the state could see more record breaking yields.
Arkansas currently ranks 10th in the nation in soybean production, producing 136 million bushels annually valued at more than $2 billion. Arkansas soybeans are grown by thousands of Arkansas farmers in 50 of the state’s 75 counties.
The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas. Although board members contribute many hours of their time to administering the program, they serve without pay.
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