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Local growers awarded for corn yield

Local growers earned top state honors the 2018 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association.

Brenda Walsh, of Hampstead, placed first in the state in the A: A Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 272.85770000000002 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was AgriGold A6544STXRIB. Tom Walsh, of Hampstead, placed third in the state in the C: A No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 269.57679999999999 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer P1197AM. The winning fields were located in Maryland. They were among 417 state winners nationwide. The 2018 contest participation included 7,258 entries from 46 states. Of the state winners, 18 growers – three from each of six classes – were named national winners, representing eight states.

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The winners were recognized March 1 at the 2019 Commodity Classic, the premier convention and trade show of the U.S. corn, soybean, sorghum, wheat and equipment industries, held this year in Orlando, Florida.

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