Bell Earns Top Honors With Golden Harvest

Sidney farmer Devin Bell earned a spot with the top soybean growers in the country in the Go for the Gold Soybean Yield Contest sponsored by Golden Harvest Soybeans. His test plot of 20 acres of Golden Harvest soybean GH 0502XF yielded 69.51 bushels per acre, about two bushels more than his other varieties. "It was the highest yields I've ever had," Bell said. He farms about 250 acres of soybeans on irrigated land.

Farmers Choice, which is new to the area and sells Golden Harvest seed, approached Bell about trying their soybean seed. He is pleased that he did, as the results were better than expected. The win also brings a trip to Americas largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural show in the country, the 2024 Commodity Classic, in Houston the end of February. Bell is looking forward to visiting with the vendors and attending seminars to extend his educational knowledge in commodity crops.

Bell says he was born into a farming family, went to college in Iowa for an Ag degree, then returned to join his parents Raymond and Trish Bell in the farming business. He has been farming in partnership with his father for 10 years and hopes to allow his kids an opportunity to farm as well. Alongside soybeans Bell grows alfalfa, corn, and wheat and has a small cow calf operation. Devin is married to Kaitlin Bell and they have three children: Rhett (5), Paige (3), and Tyler (1).

Golden Harvest says it is celebrating 50 years as a seeds partner with farmers to deliver custom solutions for each unique agronomic challenge. It is proud to recognize farmers who achieved top honors in the 2023 "Go for the Gold" yield contest with soybeans.


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