FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Entrants of the Delaware Soybean Yield Contest no longer have to wait in long lines at the elevator to complete their yield checks. The Delaware Soybean Board is pleased to announce that they have simplified the process this harvest season with the purchase of a weigh wagon.
“Using the weigh wagon, we aim to complete more yield checks in a shorter amount of time,” remarks Delaware Soybean Board Chairman Cory Atkins. “We are excited to use this to our advantage to discover varieties and management choices that work for soybean growers in Delaware through the yield contest.”
The Delaware Soybean Board would like to thank sponsors Mountaire, Pioneer, Allen Chorman & Son Inc, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Hubner Seed, Mid Atlantic Farm Credit, Willard Agri-Service, King Crop Insurance, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Walls Irrigation, and Taylor & Messick for making the purchase of the weigh wagon possible.
The 2021 contest will recognize the top producers in the following divisions: full season soybeans, double crop soybeans, and non-irrigated soybeans. One state yield winner will be awarded $1,000 in each of the three categories. County prizes of $250 will be awarded for the top placing entrants of full season and double crop categories. All entrants of the yield check are encouraged to complete their entry yield check so that data on practices incorporated in producing high soybean yields can be collected while recognizing the individuals who have achieved such yields.
The contest is open to all soybean producers in Delaware. Visit www.desoybeans.com/yield-contest to find more information on contest rules.
Delaware farmers plant about 160,000 acres of soybeans annually, producing over seven million bushels of beans and generating approximately $60 million in value to the state. The Delaware Soybean Board consists of nine farmer-directors and the Secretary of Agriculture. Funded through a one-half of one percent assessment on the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale, the checkoff works with partners in the value chain to identify and capture opportunities that increase farmer profit potential.
For information, contact:
Yield Contest Coordinator
Danielle Bauer Farace
Delaware Soybean Board