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News Briefs November 27, 2017

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As I reflect on the past year, I’m thankful for the privilege of working for a great company with a talented, dedicated team, all while providing you with sources and ideas for stories to help farmers improve productivity and profitability. I’m also thankful for a new opportunity on the horizon. Starting Dec. 4, I am moving to a new role as the marketing communication manager for Crop Protection’s corn and soybean herbicides. It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you, and I look forward to reconnecting at trade shows and other industry events.

While my replacement has yet to be named, Gregg Schmidt is leading the public affairs group and is looking forward to receiving your media requests during this interim period. You can reach Gregg at gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com

Sincerely,
Susan

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News Briefs November 20, 2017

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With the high yields coming in this year, soil fertility is top of growers’ minds for the next growing season. This week’s briefs cover replenishing nutrients for 2018 crops, tillage plans, an award-winning DuPont scientist 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 November 13, 2017

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Harvest results are in and once again DuPont Pioneer products are second to none. In this week’s briefs, we look at which Pioneer brand products shone the brightest, ways to increase soybean yields, crop protection planning for 2018 and ways to track nearby yields.

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

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Pioneer Brand Corn, Soybean Products Excel in 2017 Harvest

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JOHNSTON, Iowa, Nov. 8, 2017 – DuPont Pioneer’s commitment to bringing growers the best possible products has been validated, once again, in the weigh wagon. With outstanding yield advantages from products like the world-record setting Pioneer®brand P1197 family of products, and Pioneer® variety 31A22X, growers throughout the United States are reaping the benefits of Pioneer’s investment in research, breeding and local testing.

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Arysta LifeScience and DuPont to Collaborate in Global Seed Treatment Deal

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CARY, N.C. and JOHNSTON, IOWA (7 November 2017) — Arysta LifeScience, a Platform Specialty Products Company (NYSE:PAH), recently announced that it has initiated a long-term global strategic collaboration with DuPont. Arysta LifeScience will supply to DuPont Crop Protection, a business unit of DowDuPont Agriculture Division, an innovative fungicide technology with an initial focus on corn and soybean seed applied products. Concurrently, DuPont will acquire rights to register, develop and commercialize seed applied products through its seed brands, to third-party seed companies, and ag retailers globally, that include Arysta LifeScience technology. Both companies intend to extend the collaboration to the development of additional products for other crops.

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News Briefs November 6, 2017

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November is here and, while harvest results continue to pour in, DuPont Pioneer and growers alike are turning an eye toward 2018. In this week’s briefs, we cover how Pioneer wants to engage the public on genetically edited crops, the NAFB Trade Talk in Kansas City and how to get a jump start on the 2018 growing season.

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 October 30, 2017

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DuPont Pioneer is always striving to advance the ag industry, whether it be through outstanding genetics or innovations in management. Read about a collaboration with WinField United to offer phytophthora protection, the success of small farms with a focus on science 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, CHS Announce 2018 High Oleic Soybean Contracting Program for Minnesota and Iowa

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DuPont Pioneer and CHS Inc. (CHS) announced today that CHS Processing and Food Ingredients will offer production contracts for Pioneer® brand Plenish®^ high oleic soybeans for 2018 production in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. This is the second year CHS is contracting soybeans to be processed at its Fairmont, Minn., plant, increasing grower access to this value-added market opportunity.

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News Briefs October 23, 2017

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During last week’s World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, DuPont Pioneer announced several collaborations that showcase its efforts to improve food production locally and around the world. Pioneer and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will jointly provide non-exclusive licenses to foundational CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property, and Pioneer is providing the Danforth Plant Science Center access to IP technologies for using CRISPR-Cas. 

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DuPont Pioneer and Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard Join Forces to Enable Democratic Access to CRISPR Licensing in Agriculture

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DuPont Pioneer and the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard announced today that they have reached an agreement to jointly provide non-exclusive licenses to foundational CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property under their respective control for use in commercial agricultural research and product development. These two major CRISPR-Cas9 license holders are coming together with the shared goal of enabling all entities wanting to apply the technology for agricultural applications with a full range of CRISPR-Cas9 tools. Such foundational intellectual property (IP) for CRISPR-Cas9 technology will be freely available to universities and nonprofit organizations for academic research. Pioneer is a business unit of the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™.

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