There should have been a big drum roll at the South Dakota Corn Growers Association when they presented plaques to the yield contest winners.
There were some impressive yields in 2011. The top yield was 294 bushels per acre entered by David Ogle, Harrold, S.D., in a the no-till/strip till category.
But this isn't the highest yield ever in the contest. Steve Breding, Chamberlain, had a 297 bu/a yield in 2009 in the same category.
SDCGA published a yield contest results booklet and included a…