DuPont Licensed for Monsanto Soybeans in Brazil

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto have agreed to work together to provide additional choices for Brazilian soybean farmers.  Pioneer will receive a royalty-bearing license for Monsanto’s Intacta RR2PRO soybean technology under the new agreemnt.  The license is subject to approval by the Brazilian regulatory authority and financial details have not been disclosed. “DuPont Pioneer looks forward to bringing the Intacta insect …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, Soybeans

AgTech Leaders Found Radicle Accelerator

Lizzy Schultz

AgTech venture capital firm Finistere Ventures, Cloud Break Advisors and an alliance of top Ag industry leaders have officially launched Radicle, an accelerator fund dedicated to growing early stage agricultural technology startups into proven industry leaders, and aims to reduce the time to develop, market and commercialize new Ag technologies. Radicle’s founding members include Bayer, DuPont and OurCrowd, a leading …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Agtech, Bayer CropScience, Company Announcement, Dupont Pioneer, Financing

Groups Challenge Proposed Merger of Dow, DuPont

Kelly Marshall

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Food & Water Watch (FWW) and National Farmers Union (NFU) have sent a letter to the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Renata Hesse, the the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division to challenge the proposed merger of Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. The letter contends that the merger would create the largest biotech and …

Ag Group, Dow AgroSciences, Dupont Crop Protection, Dupont Pioneer

Arcadia Biosciences and Pioneer Develop Specialty Oil

Kelly Marshall

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and DuPont Pioneer have successfully grown safflower plants that offer high levels of arachidonic acid (ARA).  This is good news for the global food market, since the specialty oil is both a high-value and a nutritional product. ARA is an omega-6 fatty acid that, along with certain omega-3 fatty acids, plays a critical role in neural and …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer

Pioneer, John Deere Help Growers See More Green

Kelly Marshall

If you have JDLink Connect for your John Deere Operations Center account you’re in luck.  DuPont Pioneer is offering John Deere customers the opportunity to try the EncircaSM Yield Nitrogen Management Service for free this summer.  The Encirca platform provides in-season nitrogen monitoring and management services. “We believe growers who try this no-risk offer will see value of the data-driven insights …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, John Deere, Nitrogen

Pioneer, PrecisionHawk Accelerate Use of Aerial Data

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer has come on board as a strategic investor for the innovation and global expansion of PrecisionHawk. DuPont joins Intel Capital, Verizon Ventures, Yamaha Motor, USAA, NTT Docomo, Millennium Technology Value Partners and the Innovate Indiana Fund in an investment that brings PrecisionHawk’s total funding to more than $30 million.  The new technology that will be made available by …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, Data, drone, Dupont Pioneer

Folta Earns Borlaug CAST Communication Award

Kelly Marshall

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is pleased to announce Dr. Kevin Folta as the winner of this year’s prestigious Borlaug CAST Communication Award.  Dr. Folta serves as the Chair of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services.  He is a teacher, mentor, researcher and organizer and has a talent …

Ag Group, Award, Dupont Pioneer

DuPont Pledges to Global Crop Diversity Trust

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer has committed $250,000 to preserve the availability of crop diversity.  Last week at the Crop Trust’s Pledging Conference in Washington D.C. the Executive Director of the Crop Trust, Marie Haga, explained the importance of funding a global system for conserving some of the world’s most important food crops. “In just 10 years, we will have 1 billion more …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, seed

DuPont Pioneer Announces Innovative Tech for Waxy Corn

Kelly Marshall

Waxy corn is an important part of the food supply chain; the commodity is used for a number of specialty food and non-food items, like adhesives and high-gloss paper.  However, lower yields means growers rely on contracts through a closed-loop production system, known as an “identity-preserved”.  Now DuPont Pioneer believes they have the solution to lower-yielding waxy corn hybrids.  A …

Agribusiness, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, technology

ASA Dupont Young Leaders Complete Training

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders spent their time in New Orleans at the Commodity Classic completing their training in leadership, marketing, ag issues and discussion.  Their efforts were honored at the ASA annual awards banquet.  This event marks 32 classes that have gone through the program. “For many years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has filled the …

ASA, Dupont Pioneer, Education