|Dave Mack, CHS director, Processing and Food Ingredients, oils and proteins.|
Farmers who contract with CHS to grow Pioneer brand soybeans with the Plenish high oleic soybean trait in the 2017 growing season will be eligible for a grain premium, CHS said. Additional program details, including delivery information, are available from CHS Minnesota soybean merchandisers and area Pioneer sales professionals.
“Plenish high oleic soybeans have been developed for this specific growing area and have outstanding yield and agronomic performance in the field,” said Jamie Williamson, DuPont Pioneer commercial unit lead. “We’re pleased to be working with CHS to bring these higher-value soybeans to market in Minnesota and Iowa.”
Plenish high oleic soybean oil contains 0 grams of transfat per serving and 20% less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil, DuPont Pioneer said. The oil’s improved fatty acid profile provides the highest oxidative stability level of any commercially produced soybean oil, according to DuPont Pioneer, and the enhanced stability means longer fry life in restaurant applications and less polymerized oil buildup on equipment, which reduces cleaning costs.
The oil’s stability benefits food manufacturers by extending the shelf life for packaged food products without sacrificing flavor, DuPont Pioneer said. The oil also eliminates the need for artificial preservatives, creating the opportunity for a cleaner ingredient label.
Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic soybean varieties are being developed using Pioneer’s latest Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) 4.0, DuPont Pioneer said. Five years of field testing has confirmed yields are on par with similar commercial soybean varieties.
Traits included in Plenish high oleic soybean products have received regulatory approvals in nearly all key U.S. soybean export markets and approvals are pending in remaining export markets, DuPont Pioneer said. For more information on Plenish high oleic soybeans, click here.
DuPont Pioneer is a developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing 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.