JOHNSTON, Iowa, — Consumer and food industry demand for healthier cooking oils continues to rise, and Pioneer® brand Plenish® high oleic soybeans offer farmers a profitable way to meet this need. In 2022, the processor-paid premiums on these specialty soybeans will significantly exceed 2021 premiums. Additionally, Pioneer is excited to announce a new agreement with Cargill that will increase the number of draw areas for Plenish soybeans in Midwest soybean states.
“Premiums are more attractive than ever for growers who plant Plenish high oleic soybeans,” said Roger Theisen, Plenish Soybeans Marketing Manager, Pioneer. “For example, if a grower typically hits 65-bushels-per-acre and can net a $0.75-cent premium on top of whatever current soybean prices are, that means nearly $50.00 more in potential profit per acre.”
Through identity-preserved contracting programs, growers of Plenish soybeans receive a processor-paid premium for growing and segregating high oleic soybeans. And more growers are capitalizing on it. According to the United Soybean Board, high oleic soybean acres are expected to grow to 1 million nationally in 2022, up from around 600,000 acres in 2021. Plenish soybeans are planted on most of those acres.
Processors and participating elevators make the delivery of Plenish soybeans as similar as possible to commodity soybeans. The 2022 supply chain for Plenish soybeans now has six contract processors with delivery locations in most of the major soybean-growing states.
“Growers can expect to get the same elite genetics, agronomic characteristics, defensive traits and yield performance from varieties of Plenish soybeans as they would with Pioneer varieties of commodity soybeans,” Theisen said. “This is a great opportunity for growers to expand their options and differentiate their income.”
Additional program details are available from local Pioneer sales representatives or at Pioneer.com/Plenish.
Pioneer, the flagship seed brand of Corteva Agriscience, 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.
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.
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Plenish® high oleic soybeans have an enhanced oil profile and are produced and channeled under contract to specific grain markets.
Growers should refer to the Product Use Guide on www.corteva.us/resources/trait‑stewardship.html for more information. Pioneer® brand products are provided subject to the terms and conditions of purchase which are part of the labeling and purchase documents.