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Wisconsin soybean yield winners

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and Wisconsin Soybean Association announcing the winners of the 2012 Soybean Yield Contest and despite the drought there were some pretty good crops in the Badger State.

This is the first year the contest had geographic divisions. Division one, first place winner, Steven Kloos of Stratford grew 61.2 bushels per acre and second place winner Paul Graf of Sturgeon Bay harvested 47.2 bushels per acre. In division two, first place winner, Jerry Koser of Almena harvested 73.7 bu/a. In second place, Jim Kroeplien from Sheboygan Falls grew 69.6 bu/a. Division three top honors went to Rick Devoe of Monroe who grew 75.2 bu/a. Josh Trautman of Edgerton took second place with 74.2 bu/a. In division four, first place winner, Kevin and Dale Bahr of Belmont with 82.6 bushels per acre. In second place, Nick Viney of Edgerton harvested 81.4 bu/a.

Univeristy of Wisconsin Extension soybean specialist Dr. Shawn Conley noted a couple of the winners were in areas hit hard by drought this summer: “Despite the drought Wisconsin soybean growers show that diligence, proper management, and a timely rain shower can still lead to excellent soybean yields.”

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