Entry Deadline Looms for Soybean Yield Contest

8/23/2014 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Although harvest is still a number of weeks away, the deadline for entering the Pennsylvania Soybean Yield Contest is coming up on Sept. 1, even though the deadline for submitting the actual harvest yield report isn’t until Dec. 1.

The contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board in association with Penn State University Extension.

The rules have been changed this year to encourage more producers to enter. The contest will recognize not only the statewide grand champion, but also the top growers in each of five regions.

Each regional winner will win a trip to the 2015 Commodity Classic, the annual joint convention of the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Grain Sorghum Producers, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz.

Additionally, growers who reach the 90-bushel mark will also receive recognition.

Contest entry and harvest report forms are available at www.pasoybean.org under the Forms tab for Growers, or by calling 717-651-5922.

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