Orleans off the leaderboard in annual NY corn yield contest

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 December 2022 at 9:50 pm

Farms in GLOW region have top yields in 3 categories

Orleans County farmers have typically fared very well in the annual National Corn Yield Contest.

Last year, Adam Kirby of Albion won for top yield in the state with a yield of 293.1 bushels in the strip, min, mulch, ridge – till non-irrigated category. Kirby also won in 2019, and 2020.

Kludt Brothers in Kendall won the state title in 2009 and 2010, and finished fourth in the country in 2009 with 295.9 bushel yield.

The results of the National Corn Yield Contest were announced on Tuesday and no farm in Orleans made the leaderboard, but several entries from the GLOW area were among the biggest yields.

Matthew Swede of Piffard in Livingston won the conventional non-irrigated category with a yield of 284.0 bushels. Lance Rovers of Crazy in Clinton County won the no-till non-irrigated category with a yield of 265.3 bushels.

Ryan Swede of Pavilion in Genesee County is tops in the strip, min, mulch, ridge-till non-irrigated category at 282.2 bushels. Thomas W. Jeffres of Wyoming in Wyoming County is first in strip, min, mulch, ridge-till irrigated at 257.9 bushels, and Paul Campbell of Nichols in Tioga County won conventional irrigated with 246.4 bushels.

For more information on the contest, and results from other states, click here.