DuPont Pioneer

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DuPont Pioneer, formerly Pioneer Hi-Bred is a large U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture.wikipedia
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Des Moines, Iowa

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In 1926, farm journal editor and future U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, along with a group of Des Moines, Iowa businessmen, founded the "Hi-Bred Corn Company".
Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, Voya Financial, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, ACE Limited, Marsh, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer have large operations in or near the metropolitan area.

Henry A. Wallace

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In 1926, farm journal editor and future U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, along with a group of Des Moines, Iowa businessmen, founded the "Hi-Bred Corn Company".
He founded the Hi-Bred Corn Company, which was very successful and made Wallace wealthy.


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Wallace had been experimenting with hybridization of corn and became convinced that hybrid seed corn would become important.
1958). By the 1930s, companies such as Pioneer devoted to production of hybrid maize had begun to influence long term development.

Johnston, Iowa

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Headquarters of DuPont Pioneer are located in Johnston, Iowa, with additional offices around the world.
Johnston is the location of the headquarters of Pioneer Hi-Bred Seeds, Iowa Public Television, and The Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America.


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2006 DuPont and Syngenta announce GreenLeaf Genetics LLC, a joint venture to market seed genetics and biotech traits.
Syngenta's main competitors are Monsanto Company, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Bayer CropScience and DuPont Pioneer.


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1997 DuPont acquires a 20% stake in Pioneer and the companies form a joint venture called Optimum Quality Grains LLC.
DuPont acquired the Pioneer Hi-Bred agricultural seed company.

Genetically modified crops

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Pioneer makes and sells hybrid seed and genetically modified seed, some of which goes on to become genetically modified food.
In 2009, Monsanto had $7.3 billion in sales of seeds and from licensing its technology; DuPont, through its Pioneer subsidiary, was the next biggest company in that market.


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About 150 companies have licensed the technology, including competitors Syngenta and DuPont Pioneer.

Fugitive dust

The 58-page lawsuit alleges that Pioneer's practices in the farming of genetically modified seed crops on fields next to Waimea unlawfully allowed pesticides and pesticide-laden fugitive dust to blow into residents’ homes on almost a daily basis for more than 10 years.
They were seeking monetary damages from DuPont Pioneer to compensate for the reduced value of their homes and suggested future lawsuits would address health issues.


DuPont Pioneer, an agriculture company

Monsanto legal cases

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Monsanto has also made frequent use of the courts to defend its patents, particularly in the area of agricultural biotechnology, as have other companies in the field, such as Dupont Pioneer and Syngenta.

Genetically modified food in Hawaii

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The main companies working with genetically modified crops in Hawaii are Monsanto, Syngenta, Pioneer Hi-Bred, BASF, Mycogen Seeds and Agrigentics.

World Curling Championships

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2019: Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men's Curling Championship


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A study in Kauai found insufficient evidence of adverse health or environmental effects on the community from pesticides used by Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer and BASF Plant Science.

J. E. M. Ag Supply, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (Pioneer) owns patents that cover the manufacture, use, and sale of various hybrid corn seed products (plants and seeds).

Genetically modified maize

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Pioneer Hi-Bred has developed and markets corn hybrids with tolerance to imidazoline herbicides under the trademark "Clearfield" – though in these hybrids, the herbicide-tolerance trait was bred using tissue culture selection and the chemical mutagen ethyl methanesulfonate, not genetic engineering.

World Food Prize

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Other sponsors include over 100 charitable foundations, corporations and individuals, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dupont Pioneer, the Howard G. Buffet Foundation, the John Deere Foundation, the Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition, Monsanto, Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Claudia and Paul Schickler, Kemin Industries, Land O'Lakes and others.

Genetically modified food controversies

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Founding members include BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Monsanto Company and Syngenta.

List of Iowa State University people

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Henry Agard Wallace (1888–1965), Animal Husbandry B.A. 1910,Vice President of the United States (from 1941–1945) and founder of Pioneer Hi-Bred, a producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture.

GMO Answers

Founding members include BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Monsanto Company and Syngenta.

Princeton, Illinois

Champion Pneumatic manufactures air compressors, Pioneer Hi-Bred International (DuPont Co) and Perry Memorial Hospital.

Corporate farming

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Beyond just the farm contractors mentioned above, these types of companies commonly considered part of the term include Cargill, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer among others.

DTN (company)

In the late 1990s DTN entered a period of financial uncertainty, in part due to increasing competition with new free information channels like CNBC, the Weather Channel, and websites run by Farm Journal and Pioneer.

William L. Brown

He was president, chairman and chief executive of Pioneer Hi-Bred International.