A Huron farm's crop this year set a lofty new state record in corn production.
The South Dakota Corn Growers Association says Riverside Farms broke the 300-bushel-per-acre barrier with a record yield above 308 bushels in the irrigated-ground category for the National Corn Yield Contest.
The association says corn yields have grown consistently in recent decades and 300 bushels became a contest target for South Dakota farmers.
The state had 119 entries in four categories this year.
Riverside Farms also won the no-till/strip-till irrigated category with more than 289 bushels per acre. Scott McKee, of Hawarden, Iowa, won the non-irrigated ground category with nearly 287 bushels per acre. And Nathan Hoeft, of Stratford, took the top spot in no-till/strip-till non-irrigated with more than 261 bushels.
All state contest results: http://bit.ly/1D4C8gZ .