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DuPont Strengthens PROaccess(SM) Business Strategy Through Acquisitions


DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 27, 2010 -- DuPont announced today it has acquired Seed Consultants, Inc., Washington C.H., Ohio, and Terral Seed, Lake Providence, La., as part of its Pioneer Hi-Bred PROaccessSM business strategy. Terms were not disclosed.

These two seed companies have been distributing products under the Pioneer-owned trademarks:

  • Supreme EX® brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties, distributed by Seed Consultants
  • REV® brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties, distributed by Terral Seed

 

First introduced in December 2008, the PROaccessSM business strategy enables Pioneer to make available its seed genetics to more growers through a network of distributors. Pioneer will continue its PROaccessSM distribution agreements with other independent seed companies as previously announced:

  • Beck’s Hybrids, Atlanta, Ind., distributor of XL™ brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties
  • Burrus Hybrids, Arenzville, Ill., distributor of Power Plus® brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties
  • Doebler’s PA Hybrids Inc., Jersey Shore, Pa., distributor of RPM® brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties

 

In early December 2010, Pioneer closed the acquisitions of Hoegemeyer Hybrids, Hooper, Neb., distributor of HPT® brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties; NuTech Seed, Ames, Iowa, distributor of G2® brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties; and AgVenture, Inc., Kentland, Ind., which distributes VPMaxx® brand corn hybrids and soybean varieties through its 39 independently owned and managed Regional Seed Companies. Pioneer also sells a complete lineup of corn and soybean seed under Curry® brand seed.

Pioneer Hi-Bred (www.pioneer.com), a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, 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. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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12/27/10

Contact: Bridget Anderson
800-247-6803, ext. 53120
bridget.anderson@pioneer.com

 

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