Taylor Seed Farm hybrids win top spots in National Corn Yield Contest

Two Taylor Seed hybrids take first and second place in Kansas Conventional Non-Irrigated Class

The National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC), sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), recognizes farmers from across the country for their efforts and exceptional results.Although the past year posed numerous tests for all sectors of the American public, farmers continued to drive agricultural production in the face of incredible obstacles. Through their efforts, NCGA members contributed valuable data that will help all growers face current challenges and those still to come.

Whether entrants set a national record or strive to beat their personal best, every NCYC participant contributes to the body of agronomic research. This valuable information helps farmers feed and fuel the world while preserving natural resources for Americans in rural and urban areas alike. We are proud of our agricultural community and growers and salute this year’s winners.

Two Taylor Seed Farms hybrids took the top honors in the Kansas A: Conventional Non‐Irrigated Class. The first-place hybrid with a yield of 293.3221 bushels per acre used in the winning field was Taylor 8824. Second was Taylor 8013 with a yield of 290.6637 bushels per acre.

“In hindsight, 2020 looked much different for all of us. For farmers, the year brought unique challenges, true tests of their determination, grit and ability to persevere. As always, America’s farm families did not waver in optimism or commitment. That dedication, along with eyes holding the future steadily in their gaze, allowed farmers to find abundance, opportunity and success in an unforeseeable time,” said NCGA President John Linder, a corn grower from Edison, Ohio.

“Farmers relied upon an innovative nature and ability to adapt practices while adopting technologies. They did more with less. They planned for the future, focusing on both environmental and economic sustainability. Drawing from knowledge rooted in tradition while exploring ever‐evolving choices, farmers used the best of both old and new to provide food, feed and fiber for the world.”

The National Corn Yield Contest began in 1965 with 20 entries from three states. At that time, the highest overall yield was 218.9 bushels per acre, while the national yield average was in the mid‐60 bushel‐per‐acre range.

Are you interested in entering your Taylor Seed hybrids in the 2021 contest? Reach out to our office at 785-595-3236 to get on the list for this season.