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Local grower is state winner in corn yield contest

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

Local grower is state winner in corn yield contest

An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association.

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Bill Schaffer of Hastings placed second in the state in the irrigated class with a yield of 253.7353 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was Pioneer/34F07. The local grower was one of 434 state winners nationwide. The 2013 contest set a participation record with 8,983 entries from 47 states. Of the state winners, 18 growers – three from each of six classes – were named national winners, representing ten states.

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