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CHS to contract Pioneer low-lin soybeans

CHS Inc. has announced it will be contracting low linolenic soybeans from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., for the 2007 growing season.

Contracts for these opportunities will be made through elevators as well as directly with growers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. CHS will pay a $0.40 per bushel premium for the identity-preserved beans upon delivery to the CHS crushing plant in Fairmont, Minnesota.

Growers with interest in this program can also contact their local Pioneer sales representative for more information. Growers will have multiple Pioneer brand low linolenic soybean varieties to choose from in this region; these include 92M41, 92M73 and 93M01. All of these low lin varieties contain the Roundup Ready® trait.

Outside the fall harvest season, growers taking part in the program will be required to have on-farm storage for the low-lin soybeans with delivery to the Fairmont facility. During peak harvest, CHS will work with producers on delivery windows that can facilitate field direct delivery. Other delivery times will be spread throughout the year.

This program marks a continuing expansion of the national low lin soybean contracting opportunities with Pioneer soybeans. The 2007 growing season marks the third consecutive year Pioneer has marketed low-lin soybeans, though Pioneer has been breeding low-lin soybeans since the early 1990s.

CHS Inc. has announced it will be contracting low linolenic soybeans from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., for the 2007 growing season.

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