(Jefferson City, Mo.) – The Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) Yield Contest is a near decade old battle of the brands recognizing the state’s soybean producers and their successful crop – many reaching triple digits. Each year, growers from across Missouri submit their best numbers for the annual competition to showcase the power of the soybean industry.
The state winner for non-irrigated, conventional tillage beans went to Mike Daniels of Daniels’ Custom Farm in Hale, Mo. Daniels raised 122.74 bushels per acres of soybeans with the Pioneer P46A09E variety.
In the irrigated category, the state winner is Craig and Noah Sutter from Mayward, Mo. and District 3. The Sutter’s yielded 107.59 bushels per acres of soybeans with Pioneer P31T61E.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Missouri’s soybean harvest averaged approximately 48 bushels per acre. In Missouri, there were a record number of 6.1 million soybean acres planted and 6.05 harvested, leading to nearly 300 million bushels.
“The annual yield contest is a unique opportunity to highlight the hard work of our soybean farmers in Missouri,” said Matt Wright, MSA president. “The Association appreciates the producers’ innovation and sustainability as they implement new programs and practices onto their operation to harvest impressive yields.”
Winners will be recognized at Winter District Soybean Meetings this month and next, with statewide winners being honored during the MSA annual meeting in Jefferson City, taking place Jan. 23.
The MSA Yield Contest is made possible by generous contributions from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Ag Power Inc. John Deere, Asgrow, Baker Implement, BASF, Bartlett, Bayer, Beck’s Hybrids, Channel Seed, Corteva, FMC, John Deere Legacy, MFA Inc., MFA Oil, Missouri Crop Improvement, Nutrien, Pioneer, ProHarvest – Resor, Southern FS, Sydenstricker Nobbe John Deere and Ursa Farmers Co-op.
Details from the MSA’s 2022 Yield Contest will be posted online and announced in further detail in the Missouri Soybean Farmer in February.