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AbstractDroughts in the Midwestern corn belt pushed up demand and prices for corn nationwide, but those droughts did not affect southeast Arizona. Rainfall increased; in some locations in Cochise County, rains nearly set a record. High moisture during July helped pollination and pushed Arizona growers into the limelight with a first and a third place win in the National Corn Growers yield trials. The national winner was Ted Johnson, with a yield of 253 bushels per acre (14,168 pounds per acre) (1, 2).