The National Wheat Yield Contest has announced the 2022 winners.  Rylee Reynolds of Idaho's Twin Falls County, set a contest yield record of 231.37 bushels an acre.  That tops the previous record of 211 bushels per acre set in 2019.  Rylee and his dad Gary both placed as national winners in the winter wheat irrigated category.


In other results, the Pacific Northwest had some excellent yields this year as all four Bin Buster Award winners are from right here.  The contest encourages wheat growers to strive for high yield, quality, and profit while trying out new and innovative strategies for managing their wheat crop. The National Wheat Foundation, which puts on the contest, says there was exceptional participation from all over the nation’s top wheat-growing states.


State winners are announced in 27 states, and six of those winners had never won at the national level before this year.


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