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October 22, 2013

NCGA’s yield contest deadline is Nov. 22

Parsons, Kansas — With the harvest well underway, the National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants that online harvest forms for the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest are available. While the harvest information form deadline may seem distant, entrants are asked to report within seven days of their final yield check or by Nov. 22, whichever comes first.

“Harvest season is quite busy, so we do ask all contest applicants to submit harvest forms within one week of their final yield check to allow NCGA staff adequate time to thoroughly review each form,” said Don Glenn, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team. “NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest plays an important role in recognizing excellence and finding new, innovative production practices. We hope that growers continue to support the contest by seeing their entry through and submitting their completed harvest data forms.”

The National Corn Yield Contest is in its 49th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members, setting a new participation record this year with 8,827 entries. This surpasses the previous record of 8,431 entries, set in 2011, and far outstrips the 8,263 entries received in 2012.

The online harvest form is available to both farmers and seed representatives using the same login process as the initial entry form. Login requires submission of the entrant’s NCGA membership number.

When using the online harvest form found at http://www.ncga.com, it is crucial that all entrants complete one final step. Following submission of the online harvest form, entrants must submit a printed copy of the harvest confirmation form with the appropriate weight tickets attached for verification. Failure to do so will void entry. Forms and other required documentation must be sent by mail to NCGA, and postmarked no later than seven days after the final yield check, or by Nov. 22, whichever is earlier. See complete rules for details.

Winners will receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, and potentially receive trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed and crop protection companies. During the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, state winners will be recognized at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet. £

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