DES MOINES, Iowa — DuPont Pioneer plans to double acreage of Pioneer brand soybeans with the Plenish high oleic trait in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio for 2016.
For the 2016 growing season, soybean farmers around Delphos, Ohio; Decatur, Indiana; and Bellevue, Ohio, will have the opportunity to grow Plenish high oleic soybeans for delivery to a participating elevator or directly to designated Bunge North America facilities for processing.
Growers will be eligible for a processor-paid incentive for producing and delivering the soybeans.
Demand for oil. The 2016 contract program will support demand for Plenish high oleic soybean oil with Bunge’s food and industrial products customers.
The oil’s improved fatty acid profile provides a soy-based trans fat alternative for food companies and food service operators. Its enhanced stability provides longer frying life in restaurant applications and longer shelf life in packaged food products.
From a health and nutrition perspective, Plenish high oleic soybean oil has zero grams trans fat per serving and 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil.
Pioneer has obtained regulatory approvals for Plenish high oleic soybeans in a number of key U.S. soybean export markets and approvals are pending in additional export markets.
For more information on Plenish high oleic soybeans visit www.plenish.com.
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