An Idaho wheat grower has taken the title of record yield winner in the seventh annual National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest. Rylee Reynolds from Twin Falls County, Idaho grew 231.37 bushels per acre. This record tops the 2019 amount of 211 bushels. Other top-yielding wheat growers in the irrigated category also came from the Pacific Northwest (PNW) this year.

The contest encourages wheat growers to strive for high yield, quality and profit while trying new and innovative strategies in their fields. State winners were recognized this year from 27 different states, six of which have never won at the national level before. Winners will receive a $500 award and a trip to Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida in 2023 to be recognized at the National Wheat Foundation’s Winner’s Reception.

Read more on the national wheat growing contest and this year’s winners here.