DuPont Pioneer, CHS offers new soybean contracting program

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DuPont Pioneer Plenish soybean fields
CHS Processing and Food Ingredients will offer production contracts for Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic soybeans for 2017 production in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

DES MOINES, IOWA — DuPont Pioneer and CHS Inc. announced on Aug. 29 that CHS Processing and Food Ingredients will offer production contracts for Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic soybeans for 2017 production in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Contracted soybeans will be processed at the CHS Fairmont, Minnesota, plant and expand the footprint for high oleic soybean production, increasing grower access to this value-added market opportunity, CHS said.

Dave Mack, CHS, Inc.
Dave Mack, CHS director, Processing and Food Ingredients, oils and proteins

“CHS is focused on helping its farmer-owners grow, and this regional collaboration with Pioneer creates higher margin soybean markets,” said Dave Mack, CHS director, Processing and Food Ingredients, oils and proteins. “It also benefits CHS food ingredients customers by meeting consumer demand for healthy, versatile vegetable oils.”

Farmers who contract with CHS to grow Pioneer brand soybeans with the Plenish high oleic soybean trait in the 2017 growing season will be eligible for a grain premium, CHS said. Additional program details, including delivery information, are available from CHS Minnesota soybean merchandisers and area Pioneer sales professionals.

Jamie Williamson, DuPont Pioneer
Jamie Williamson, DuPont Pioneer commercial unit lead

“Plenish high oleic soybeans have been developed for this specific growing area and have outstanding yield and agronomic performance in the field,” said Jamie Williamson, DuPont Pioneer commercial unit lead. “We’re pleased to be working with CHS to bring these higher-value soybeans to market in Minnesota and Iowa.”

Plenish high oleic soybean oil contains 0 grams of transfat per serving and 20% less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil, DuPont Pioneer said. The oil’s improved fatty acid profile provides the highest oxidative stability level of any commercially produced soybean oil, according to DuPont Pioneer, and the enhanced stability means longer fry life in restaurant applications and less polymerized oil buildup on equipment, which reduces cleaning costs.

The oil’s stability benefits food manufacturers by extending the shelf life for packaged food products without sacrificing flavor, DuPont Pioneer said. The oil also eliminates the need for artificial preservatives, creating the opportunity for a cleaner ingredient label.

DuPont Pioneer Plenish high-oleic soybean oil
Plenish high oleic soybean oil contains 0 grams of transfat per serving and 20% less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil.

Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic soybean varieties are being developed using Pioneer’s latest Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) 4.0, DuPont Pioneer said.  Five years of field testing has confirmed yields are on par with similar commercial soybean varieties.

Traits included in Plenish high oleic soybean products have received regulatory approvals in nearly all key U.S. soybean export markets and approvals are pending in remaining export markets, DuPont Pioneer said. For more information on Plenish high oleic soybeans, click here.

DuPont Pioneer is a developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. 

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