Farmington man places 2nd in corn yield contest

The Daily Times staff
San Juan County

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man recently won second place in the irrigated division of the National Corn Growers Association's Corn Yield Contest for New Mexico.

Albert Etcitty earned the spot with the Pioneer brand P0801AM, according to a press release.

His crop yielded 234.8854 bushels per acre.

The contest is an annual competition in which corn growers compete in six production classes.

Etcitty was among 199 state titles won by growers planting products under the Pioneer brand, the release states.

First place in the same category for New Mexico went to Kent Gordon, of Dalhart, Texas. His Croplan Seed 7087VT2P/RIB yielded 283.0133 bushels per acre.