An update on the DuPont/Dow merger

At this year’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting Annual Meeting, representatives from DuPont Pioneer were visiting with ag media about soybeans yields that were tremendous in 2016 and corn yields that were great where Mother Nature was friendly and yields that held their own where challenges hampered the growing season. They attributed the success of their hybrids and varieties to a robust research and development process and that process will look to be more progressive after DuPont Pioneer’s pending merger with Dow.

“This opportunity to merge really bringing together the strengths of three complimentary companies in DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences,” said Steve Reno, DuPont Pioneer’s Vice President of business operations in US & Canada. “Growers today are demanding more innovation and faster innovation and together we are going to be in a better position to do that.”

As for the timeline for the merger to be complete, it all depends on the regulatory process.

“We are currently working with regulatory officials around the world,” Reno said. “We’re making good progress and we are looking to close on the merger in the first quarter of 2017.”

Reno says then the real work begins to bring growers more choices and more solutions for their farm.

AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with DuPont Pioneer’s Steve Reno about the progress of his company’s merger with DowAgrosciences.

DuPont Pioneer Steve Reno

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