October 01, 2016 1:31 AM ET

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Company Overview of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Company Overview

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. develops and supplies advanced plant genetics, and provides seeds to farmers in the United States and internationally. It offers corn, soybean, canola, wheat, sorghum, sunflower, and alfalfa seeds, as well as corn silages and inoculants. The company also provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. was formerly known as Hi-Bred Corn Company and changed its name to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in 1970. The company was incorporated in 1926 and is based in Johnston, Iowa with a research center in Windfall, Indiana. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. operates as a su...

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P.O. Box 1000

Johnston, IA 50131-0184

United States

Founded in 1926

5,025 Employees

Phone:

515-270-3200

Fax:

515-535-4415

Key Executives for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Vice President of Finance
Associate General Counsel
Director of Human Resources
Corporate Controller
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Key Developments

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and DuPont Pioneer Achieve Milestone in the Development of High-Value Specialty Oil

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and DuPont Pioneer announced the successful field-trial validation of safflower plants that produce high levels of arachidonic acid (ARA) oil, a high-value, specialty nutritional oil for global consumer markets. The achievement of this key milestone represents a significant step in the collaboration between Arcadia and DuPont Pioneer to develop a new plant-based and cost-effective source of oil with high levels of ARA. ARA is an omega-6 fatty acid that, along with certain omega-3 fatty acids, plays a critical role in neural and visual development of infants. It is one of the most abundant fatty acids in the brain, and neurological health is reliant upon sufficient levels of ARA. ARA is used as a functional ingredient in many infant nutrition products, and has been shown to provide developmental benefits similar to breastfeeding. Its use in nutritional products has been reviewed and supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization. High ARA safflower plants will offer an alternative and more efficient source for the ingredient that will improve manufacturing economics and encourage wider use of ARA. Arcadia’s ARA safflower oil is in the late stages of product development. Regulatory approval would be sought prior to commercialization.

Origin Agritech and DuPont Pioneer to Jointly Develop New Seed Technology for China's Farmers

Origin Agritech Limited and DuPont Pioneer announced a commercial licensing agreement to develop new seed technologies for Chinese farmers. This combined effort will contribute to the modernization of China's agriculture system and improved food security, which the government has set as priorities. With support from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), and in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Origin has successfully developed corn seeds with insect control and herbicide tolerance traits. Origin's expertise in genetic improvements, together with DuPont Pioneer's 90-year history of plant breeding and local customer relationships, will deliver much needed new seed options for China's farmers.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International Seeks Acquisitions

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. is looking for acquisition. Paul Schickler President of Pioneer Hi-Bred states, "The company remains on the lookout for potential acquisitions to grow the company and provide more choices for the farmers who buy its products."

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