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Missouri Soybeans Spotlights State’s Yield Contest Winners

Missouri soybean farmers hit triple digits in 2023

(Jefferson City, Mo.) —Celebrating nearly a decade of tradition, the Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) Yield Contest stands as a showcase of the state’s soybean producers and their remarkable crop achievements, with many entries boasting triple-digit yields. Annually, farmers from each grower district participate in the competition, presenting their top-performing numbers to spotlight the impressive versatility and strength of the soybean crop.

The state winner for non-irrigated, conventional tillage beans went to Nate Bloss of Fulton, Mo. Bloss raised 119.28 bushels per acre of soybeans with the Alliance A391E3 variety.

In the irrigated category, the state winner is Joseph Landewee from Chaffee, Mo. Landewee yielded 108.65 bushels per acre of soybeans with Agri Gold XF 4094.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Missouri’s soybean harvest averaged approximately 45.5 bushels per acre. In Missouri, 6.1 million soybean acres were planted and 6.06 harvested, leading to nearly 280 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.”

District winners will be recognized at Winter Soybean Meetings from January through March, with statewide winners honored during the MSA annual meeting in Jefferson City on Jan. 23.

The MSA Yield Contest is made possible by generous contributions from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Ag Power Inc., Asgrow, Baker Implement, BASF, Beck’s Hybrids, Braungardt Ag, CFM Insurance, Channel Seed, Legacy Equipment, MFA Inc., MFA Oil, Missouri Crop Improvement Association, Nutrien, Pioneer, ProHarvest – Resor, and Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners.

Details from MSA’s 2023 Yield Contest will be posted online and announced in further detail in the Missouri Soybean Farmer in February.


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