Pioneer to contract high-oleic soybeans in Ohio

by Jeff Gelski
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DES MOINES, IOWA — Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, and Bunge North America will work with farmers near Bunge’s facility in Delphos, Ohio, to grow Plenish high-oleic soybeans in 2012. Pioneer will contract with soybean farmers in the area to grow the soybeans that will be delivered to Bunge’s facility for processing.

The soybeans will be used to make Plenish high-oleic soybean oil, which has 0 grams of trans fat per serving and 20% less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil.

“Ohio soybean growers have demonstrated their ability to produce identity-preserved soybeans, and the 2012 contract program will allow them an opportunity to earn more income per bushel than commodity soy production while benefitting the soybean industry,” said Randy Minton, business director at Pioneer Hi-Bred, Johnston, Iowa.

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