More growers breaking 100-bushel soybean barrier
EUDORA, Ark. (AP) - A farmer in far southeast Arkansas is the latest to have harvested more than 100 bushels-per-acre from a segment of his soybean crop.
Rob Dunavant of Eudora on Monday had his contest plot verified at 100.07 bushels per acre.
Dunavant is the third Arkansas farmer to reach the elusive mark.
Nelson Crow of Dumas verified on Aug. 30 at 100.82 bushels per acre. Matt and Sherri Kay Miles of McGehee had their entry verified on Friday, coming in at 107.63 bushels per acre.
The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Soybean Association started the Race for 100 contest five years ago. Entrants whose soybean harvests top the mark will divide a $50,000 prize.
Some growers who didn't enter are having their plots verified, just for bragging rights.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.