Hope farmer recognized in national corn contest

A Hope area farmer was recognized earlier this month by a national organization for his corn yield.

Jim Daily of Hope placed third in the state in the Irrigated Class of the 2015 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association. Daily and his sons received the award at the association’s conference in New Orleans in early March.

According to the association, Daily had a yield of 282.8 bushels per acre. He was one of 407 state winners out of more than 7,700 entries. The average yield nationwide was about 217 bushels.