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News Briefs September 18, 2017

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DuPont Pioneer employees and volunteers went south to lend a helping hand to farmers affected by hurricane Harvey, coining it #ProudToBeAFarmer. This week’s media briefs cover that and more.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs September 11, 2017

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As the season turns toward harvest, so is attention to the 2018 season. This week’s briefs discuss how hybrid selection can make a difference, the shift away from trans fats in soybeans and more. 

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs September 5, 2017

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September has arrived, and with it ushers in the new era of DowDuPontTM, the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont. It also marks the end of the Farm Progress Show and the auction of the Pioneer-branded, fully custom Timpte 42’ Super Hopper trailer to raise money for the FFA. We cover those topics and more in this week’s briefs.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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DuPont Pioneer “Unlock Your Yield” Tour Promoting Pioneer® Brand Qrome® Products Concludes with Auction at Farm Progress 2017

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Nearly $44,000 raised to support National FFA and state FFA organizations

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News Briefs August 28, 2017

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Several DuPont Pioneer expert spokespeople will be on hand during the Farm Progress Show 2017 in Decatur, Illinois, to discuss DuPont’s purchase of Granular and the role of digital ag in farming, Pioneer® brand Plenish® high oleic soybeans, Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans and much more. Interviews can be arranged during the tradeshow at booth #833 — the corner of Seventh/Eighth Progress Street and Central Progress Avenue — or by appointment.

Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com to schedule an interview.

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Performance Food Group and DuPont Pioneer Announce the National Roll-Out of New Pioneer® Brand Plenish®^ High Oleic Soybean Oil-Based Premium Fry Oil for Restaurants

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Performance Food Group Company (PFG) (NYSE: PFGC) and DuPont Pioneer today announced PFG is introducing a new high-performance soybean oil that is helping expand the market for U.S. soybean growers. The primary ingredient in the new oil, Pioneer® brand Plenish®^ high oleic soybean oil, has been shown to maintain its quality longer in fryers and has an oil profile similar to that of olive oil without impacting taste.

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News Briefs August 21, 2017

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Much of the continental United States will be cast in shadow later today as the total solar eclipse moves from west to east. A little less sunlight won’t stop the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour which also moves across the Corn Belt this week. Read on for more on this, silage harvest tips and more. Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs August 14, 2017

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It’s been a busy week or so at DuPont and DuPont Pioneer. Last Wednesday, we made a big announcement with the acquisition of the ag software company Granular. That came on the heels of a release announcing the merger date for Dow and DuPont. In this week’s briefs, look for details on the acquisition, the merger date, rust diseases and charcoal rot.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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DuPont Acquires Ag Software Company Granular to Accelerate Digital Ag Strategy and Help Farmers Operate More Profitable Businesses

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Transaction Reflects DuPont’s Commitment to Shaping the Agtech Market
Granular’s CEO Sid Gorham to Lead Digital Agriculture for DuPont

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News Briefs August 7, 2017

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Among the benefits of high oleic soybeans, better milk premiums could join grower premiums, as a recent Penn State study shows dairy rations with high oleic soybeans improves butterfat values. Also this week, find out about a collaboration with Evogene that includes R&D research of microbiome-based seed treatments in corn and how to check for corn pollination. Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs September 18, 2017

Published

DuPont Pioneer employees and volunteers went south to lend a helping hand to farmers affected by hurricane Harvey, coining it #ProudToBeAFarmer. This week’s media briefs cover that and more.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs September 11, 2017

Published

As the season turns toward harvest, so is attention to the 2018 season. This week’s briefs discuss how hybrid selection can make a difference, the shift away from trans fats in soybeans and more. 

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs September 5, 2017

Published

September has arrived, and with it ushers in the new era of DowDuPontTM, the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont. It also marks the end of the Farm Progress Show and the auction of the Pioneer-branded, fully custom Timpte 42’ Super Hopper trailer to raise money for the FFA. We cover those topics and more in this week’s briefs.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs August 28, 2017

Published

Several DuPont Pioneer expert spokespeople will be on hand during the Farm Progress Show 2017 in Decatur, Illinois, to discuss DuPont’s purchase of Granular and the role of digital ag in farming, Pioneer® brand Plenish® high oleic soybeans, Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans and much more. Interviews can be arranged during the tradeshow at booth #833 — the corner of Seventh/Eighth Progress Street and Central Progress Avenue — or by appointment.

Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com to schedule an interview.

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News Briefs August 21, 2017

Published

Much of the continental United States will be cast in shadow later today as the total solar eclipse moves from west to east. A little less sunlight won’t stop the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour which also moves across the Corn Belt this week. Read on for more on this, silage harvest tips and more. Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs August 14, 2017

Published

It’s been a busy week or so at DuPont and DuPont Pioneer. Last Wednesday, we made a big announcement with the acquisition of the ag software company Granular. That came on the heels of a release announcing the merger date for Dow and DuPont. In this week’s briefs, look for details on the acquisition, the merger date, rust diseases and charcoal rot.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs August 7, 2017

Published

Among the benefits of high oleic soybeans, better milk premiums could join grower premiums, as a recent Penn State study shows dairy rations with high oleic soybeans improves butterfat values. Also this week, find out about a collaboration with Evogene that includes R&D research of microbiome-based seed treatments in corn and how to check for corn pollination. Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 31, 2017

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Farm Progress Show is just around the corner, and with it, the end of a year-long “Unlock Your Yield” tour powered by Pioneer brand Qrome products. Pioneer is donating the tour’s centerpiece -- a tricked-out, shiny-as-chrome, stainless steel Timpte® Super Hopper grain trailer -- to the National FFA Organization for auction during Farm Progress. This week’s briefs cover the auction and how your bid can support FFA, what to do if you discover Bt resistant pests, and monitoring for the thistle caterpillar. Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 24, 2017

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Innovation is part of what sets DuPont Pioneer apart—as a company and as a collaborator. This week’s briefs cover the launch of a website that connects inventors with our scientists, the CRISPR-Cas patent pool, scouting for Japanese beetles and late-applied nitrogen. Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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News Briefs July 17, 2017

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As summer rolls on, many areas are experiencing warm temperatures. What does that mean for growers? This week’s briefs cover how high night temperatures can affect corn yields, the spider mite’s proclivity to reproduce in hot environments, how DuPont Pioneer uses automation to increase efficiency and whether growers should apply a fungicide.

Want to speak with a Pioneer expert on these or other topics? Contact Susan Mantey at susan.mantey@pioneer.com.

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DuPont Pioneer “Unlock Your Yield” Tour Promoting Pioneer® Brand Qrome® Products Concludes with Auction at Farm Progress 2017

Published

Nearly $44,000 raised to support National FFA and state FFA organizations

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Performance Food Group and DuPont Pioneer Announce the National Roll-Out of New Pioneer® Brand Plenish®^ High Oleic Soybean Oil-Based Premium Fry Oil for Restaurants

Published

Performance Food Group Company (PFG) (NYSE: PFGC) and DuPont Pioneer today announced PFG is introducing a new high-performance soybean oil that is helping expand the market for U.S. soybean growers. The primary ingredient in the new oil, Pioneer® brand Plenish®^ high oleic soybean oil, has been shown to maintain its quality longer in fryers and has an oil profile similar to that of olive oil without impacting taste.

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DuPont Acquires Ag Software Company Granular to Accelerate Digital Ag Strategy and Help Farmers Operate More Profitable Businesses

Published

Transaction Reflects DuPont’s Commitment to Shaping the Agtech Market
Granular’s CEO Sid Gorham to Lead Digital Agriculture for DuPont

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DuPont Pioneer’s New CRISPR-Cas Website Demonstrates Abundant Potential for Agriculture

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, April 26, 2017 –

Want to learn more about CRISPR-Cas applications in agriculture? DuPont Pioneer today launched a unique website (CRISPRCas.pioneer.com) that demonstrates how this advanced plant breeding technology is a more efficient way to improve plants and help farmers produce more and better food, with fewer resources. It highlights the business’ principles, research and collaboration efforts in this area.

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Creating a Safety Net for Genetic Diversity

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On remote Spitsbergen Island, more than 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault protects the genetic diversity of the plants humanity needs to survive. The vault preserves more than 930,000 seed samples, donated by 73 countries and research organizations. The seeds, duplicates of samples stored in hundreds of seed banks around the world, provide insurance against the loss of genetic diversity that could occur if seed in those facilities were destroyed.

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DuPont Pioneer and its Sales Agencies Give $20,000 in Grants in Eastern Dakotas, Western Minnesota

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ROCHESTER, Minn., April 10, 2017 — DuPont Pioneer and 18 local Pioneer sales agencies in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota have contributed $20,000 to area agricultural youth education and farm safety efforts. The grants, awarded to 21 community groups, range from $500 to $1500. Local Pioneer sales agencies nominated these deserving area organizations, and in many cases matched the DuPont Pioneer commercial team’s award amounts.

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DuPont Pioneer Provides Access to Proprietary Phenotyping Technology; Sponsors Purdue Endowed Chair in Plant Sciences

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., and Des Moines, Iowa, March 30, 2017 – DuPont and Purdue University announced today that Purdue has been granted access to DuPont Pioneer’s proprietary phenotyping and ear photometry technology as part of an innovative research collaboration. To further enable the advancement of students pursuing agriculture-related majors and support plant sciences research, DuPont also will sponsor the Henry Wallace Chair in Plant Sciences in the Purdue University College of Agriculture.

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Research Funded by United Sorghum Checkoff Program Advances Sorghum Breeding Technology

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LUBBOCK, Texas and DES MOINES, Iowa, March 2, 2017 - A three-year research collaboration effort between the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and DuPont Pioneer has yielded a major new tool for sorghum improvement. DuPont Pioneer research scientists, led by Cleve Franks and Tanveer Hussain, discovered two sorghum haploid inducer lines. The first of its kind, these patent-pending inducer lines enable the creation of doubled haploid sorghum, which is the first step to significantly accelerating the sorghum breeding process.

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DuPont Pioneer Announces Limited Commercial Introduction of Pioneer® Brand Qrome™ Corn Products

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DuPont Pioneer Announces Limited Commercial Introduction of Pioneer® Brand Qrome™ Corn Products Next-Generation Triple-Stack Products Unlock Yield Potential Within Genetic Platforms DES MOINES, Iowa, March 2, 2017 DuPont Pioneer announced today the limited commercial introduction of its Pioneer® brand Qrome™ products for the 2017 growing season. Over 100 growers in the western U.S. Corn Belt will plant these new, high-yielding products that feature a triple stack of multiple insect protection traits, including two modes of action to control corn rootworm.

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DuPont Pioneer and CNH Industrial Enable Growers to Get Connected

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SAN ANTONIO, March 1, 2017 - DuPont Pioneer and CNH Industrial today announced an agreement to enable wireless data transfer capabilities between EncircaSM services and the advanced farm management systems of AFS Connect™ from Case IH and PLM™ Connect from New Holland Agriculture. Case IH and New Holland are agricultural equipment brands of CNH Industrial. The agreement supports the seamless flow of information between the tailored, whole-farm solutions from Pioneer known as Encirca services and a grower's high-tech field equipment, including the AFS Pro 700 and IntelliView IV displays from Case IH and New Holland, respectively.

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