Collaborating with Global Researchers at International Meeting
For significant achievements in agricultural research, DuPont Pioneer employees Marc Albertsen (l) and Dave Bubeck ( r), were named Fellows in the Crop Science Society of America at the 2012 International Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.
Are You the Face of Farming and Ranching?
USFRA is looking for 4-5 standout farmers and ranchers who are proud of what they do, eager to share their stories of continuous improvement with others and are actively involved today in sharing those stories.
A Letter from Paul
DuPont Pioner President Paul E. Schickler shares his excitement about the evolution in our business name and our committment to finding solutions to food security. Read more in Paul's letter.
Be the Seed: A Shared Vision for Food Security
DuPont Pioneer is an important element in extending DuPont's efforts in the agricultural and food industries. The change in name reflects a joint mission to find solutions to ensure the world's growing population has enough food.
Pioneer names Zambia “Best Farmer”; Ag Minister Attends Field Day
DuPont Pioneer held a national field day in Chisamba, Chibombo District, commemorated by the special presence of the Honorable Emmanuel Chenda, Zambia Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, and by the naming of Elisha Lewanika of Masaiti District, Copperbelt Province, as Zambia’s “Best Farmer."
Indonesia offers knowledge-based solutions to growers
Focusing on helping seed growers in Indonesia understand how to increase productivity, Pioneer Indonesia is offering knowledge-based solutions to the farming communities through its "Pioneer Corn University" in all production territories in East Java.
A race towards social progress through education
Pioneer Philippines recently signed a memorandum of agreement for Ratsada sa Eskwela 35 program (“Race to the School” in the Filipino language) with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). The program supports 35 elementary and high school students belonging to corn and rice farming communities in six provinces through PBSP.
Learn more about the Pioneer and Pannar proposed partnership that will help increase agricultural productivity in South Africa and across other countries in Africa.
Pioneer Leader Highlights Need to Increase Ag Output in Africa
Speaking before a global audience of more than 100 ambassadors and economic officials in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 13, 2011, Daniel Rahier, director of Biotech Policy, Government, Regulatory and Industry Affairs for Europe, Africa and Asia, Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, stressed the increasingly urgent need to boost agricultural productivity throughout the world, including Africa.
DuPont Sponsors The Atlantic Food Summit
DuPont is proud to sponsor The Atlantic Food Summit Tuesday, April 26, 2011. This year’s event will explore sustainable agriculture, obesity and consumer behavior in an all-day forum where you’ll hear from experts with varied opinions and perspectives, ensuring a lively debate on these important topics.
In Pursuit of World-Class Seed Production
Pioneer continues to focus on supply chain improvements and investments by reducing inefficiences and developing better operational practices, all in pursuit of world-class seed production. Learn more about the DuPont Production Systems effort.
Sunflower - A Golden Potential
Pioneer France held a conference in Bordeaux - Lac, France, in mid-January, titled "Sunflower, a Golden potential." The intent was to discuss the unexploited potential of sunflower and to show how Pioneer advances in genetics and agronomic knowledge can positively impact growers' productivity and profitability.
Employee generosity brings holiday cheer to students
In the spirit of holiday giving, the Pioneer Latin Network (PLN) and Pioneer Asian American Network (PAAN) joined together recently to organize a way for Pioneer Hi-Bred employees in Johnston to give back to the community. Last week all 427 students at Willard Elementary received a book and an article of clothing donated by Pioneer employees. The art teacher also received money to help buy art supplies for the students.
DuPont leader advocates public-private partnerships for sustainable agriculture
Daniel Rahier, Director of Biotech Policy, Europe, Africa and Asia for DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred called today, Monday, December 6, for consolidated and unhesitating action by public and private organizations to provide truly sustainable solutions for improving the agricultural productivity in Developing Countries.
DuPont Young Leader Alum Elected to Congress
On Election Day, South Dakotans voted to send state representative Kristi Noem to be their voice in the United States House of Representatives. Noem’s continued emergence as a state leader in South Dakota comes as little surprise to those who know her. For the last several years, she has been an up-and -comer in South Dakota politics and strong voice for agriculture. The Representative-elect's development as a leader also has a connection to DuPont and Pioneer. Seven years before being elected to serve in Congress, she represented South Dakota in the DuPont Young Leader program.
Meals from the Heartland 2010
More than 12,235 volunteers from around central Iowa, including Pioneer employees, packaged nearly 4.5 million meals during the 2010 Meals from the Heartland event in early September. Pioneer is proud to sponsor an event that aligns with our commitments.
Kip Cullers sets record with 160-bushel yield
We congratulate Kip Cullers of Purdy, Mo., for breaking the world record in soybean production at 160.6 bushels per acre, six bushels higher than the world record Cullers set in 2007. Cullers achieved this with Pioneer® brand soybean variety 94Y71.
Advancing the hybrid rice business
Rice is the most important staple food for more than half of the world’s growing population, which is driving pressure to improve yields to meet increasing demands. Pioneer is working on developing the best traits and products to meet this demand.
Innovations in Drought Tolerance
A globally devastating issue, drought causes losses in excess of $13 billion annually. Pioneer drought tolerant traits would help stabilize grower income through higher yields & have the potential to reduce irrigation costs when water deficits occur.
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