Processing Magazine

DuPont Buys Two Seed Makers

January 3, 2011

According to Zacks Equity Research, DuPont recently announced that its Pioneer Hi-Bred seed unit has acquired Washington Court House, Ohio-based Seed Consultants Inc. and Lake Providence, Louisiana-based Terral Seed. These companies had been distributing seeds under the Pioneer trademark. DuPont’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., operates in the seed industry and has seed production facilities located throughout the world. Seed production is performed directly by the company or contracted with independent growers and conditioners. Recently, Pioneer completed acquisitions of other ProAccess partners, including Hoegemeyer Hybrids of Hooper, Nebraska; NuTech Seed of Ames, Iowa; and AgVenture Inc. of Kentland, Indiana.