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Source: Bayer news release

The results are in and you might know the grand prize winner of the Real Yield Sweepstakes, sponsored by Bayer. Gary Tretter of Murphysboro, IL will receive 500 acres worth of Liberty herbicide and LibertyLink soybean seed.

Thanks to Bayer and LibertyLink, growers are winning the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds and supporting the future of agriculture through FFA. Growers who enter the Real Yield Sweepstakes win free seed and Liberty herbicide; local FFA foundations earn donations from every grower entry.

Tretter decided to enter the Real Yield Sweepstakes after visiting the Bayer booth at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. Bayer announced Tretter as the grand prize winner at a press conference during the 2017 Commodity Classic show in San Antonio, Texas.

As a confirmed winner, Tretter is looking forward to 2017 planting. "It's been just about impossible to eliminate all of the waterhemp and marestail in my fields using Roundup," he said. "I started using Liberty in 2015 and it's been reliable to kill nearly all of the weeds causing harm to my yield."

In all, 12 growers were named Real Yield winners throughout 2016. The prize package includes:
material to treat 200 acres with Liberty herbicide, the working solution for weed control and real yields, and
FiberMax or Stoneville cotton seed with the LibertyLink trait to plant 200 acres, or
any brand of soybean seed with the LibertyLink trait to plant 200 acres.

Additionally, $50,000 in prize money will be divided among the 10 state FFA organizations with the most grower submissions. Bayer equips each participating FFA with material to promote grower submissions. Every sweepstakes entry gains a point for the respective state FFA. Iowa's FFA chapter won the largest donation and was announced during Commodity Classic.

Learn more about effective weed control and optimizing yield with Liberty and the LibertyLink System at

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