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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





Key Executives for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Key Developments

Origin Agritech and DuPont Pioneer Sign Definitive Agreement for Non-Gm Corn Seed Products

Origin Agritech (SEED), announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed and genetics business of DuPont (DD). Under the terms, Origin will gain access to non-genetically modified corn seed products from DuPont Pioneer. Origin anticipates having commercial seed products available for sale in the U.S. market for spring 2017 planting. Additional terms and financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Dupont Pioneer Introduces First Wave of A-Series Technology Soybean Varieties

DuPont Pioneer introduced first wave of A-Series technology soybean varieties Plant breeders reveal the story that led to the introduction of new soybean genetics. The company introduced what the company is billing as a new class of soybean varieties. Available for 2017, Pioneer calls this class the A-Series. The series includes 54 new varieties nationwide for maturities from Group 000 to Group 7. Plenish soybeans are raised and sold on contract to produce Plenish cooking oil.

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.

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