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Midwest Elevators Offering Growers Premiums for Pioneer® brand Low Linolenic Soybeans


Pioneer, Bunge program provides grower opportunities

DES MOINES, Iowa, - Market opportunities and processor-paid incentives are available to producers who grow and segregate low linolenic soybeans from Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, for the 2011 season.

Through a program with Bunge Oils, a select group of elevators in the Midwest is offering growers expanded options to earn a 55-cent-per-bushel premium for harvest delivery and a 60-cent-per-bushel premium for buyers call for Pioneer® brand low linolenic soybeans. These elevators include key locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. A complete list of participating elevators is available by visiting, then selecting the “2011 Low Linolenic Soybean Program with Bunge” button on the left side of the page.

“With food companies looking for 0g trans fat alternatives that preserve flavor and shelf life, the market for low linolenic soybeans continues providing contracting opportunities for growers,” says John Muenzenberger, Pioneer senior business manager for soybean output traits. “At the same time, Pioneer has provided a strong low linolenic soybean lineup to help growers meet that demand.”

Pioneer is committed to providing opportunities for soybean growers through its low linolenic soybeans. This includes the introduction of the Y Series low linolenic soybean varieties. These Y Series varieties carry elite Pioneer genetics, key agronomic traits and the Roundup Ready® gene.

Following is an overview of Pioneer low linolenic soybean varieties available to growers for the 2011 season:

* 92Y50 (RR) – Mid-Group II variety, SCN resistance, excellent harvest standability
* 92Y71 (RR) – Ultra-low linolenic variety, SCN resistance, strong emergence, harvest standability
* 93Y03 (RR) – Early Group II variety, SCN and Phytophthora resistance, SDS tolerance
* 93Y50 (RR) – Ultra-low linolenic variety, strong emergence and harvest standability, Phytophthora root rot resistance, avoid planting where iron chlorosis is common
* 93Y71 (RR) – Contains 1k Phytophthora resistance gene, race 3 SCN resistance, good SDS tolerance

The low linolenic soybean contract program is now in its seventh year and includes more than 80 elevators.

For more information about the program, contact the participating elevator near you, available at For more information about low linolenic soybean varieties, contact your local Pioneer sales professional.

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality 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. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont Leaving is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.


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