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Corn+Soybean Digest

Vistive Low-Lin Beans Deliver Strong Yields in 2007

Growers of Vistive™ low-linolenic soybean beans are reporting strong yields this season that are comparable, or in some cases, even better than their commodity beans.

"We were very pleased with our Vistive low-lin beans, which yielded 81 bushels to the acre. That was almost identical to our commodity beans, and better than some varieties. With the same yield, and a 55 cent-per-bushel premium, that adds right to the bottom line. The market seems to be demanding low-linolenic oil, and that's probably the way to go so we can compete with other oils. It sure looks like a good niche for the market."

"Our 1,200 acres of soybeans yielded an average of 58 bushels per acre this season, and our Vistive™ low-lin beans averaged 60 to 61 bushels, so they were even better. Farmers can grow Vistive and earn a premium and also give back to the community in terms of providing better oils. I was very pleased with my Vistive low-lin beans and will continue to plant them for years to come."

"I decided to plant Vistive low-lin beans due to the fact they provide better oil that is better for dietary options, the chance for a little better yield and also because the premium is attractive. My yield in one field were 55 bushels per acre and in another field, nearly 60 bushels per acre. I was pleased with my Vistive soybeans this season and plan to plant them again next season."

"Vistive low-lin beans were actually our top soybean yielder. Our area was hit pretty hard by drought this season, so we were very pleased with our Vistive yield of 50 bushels per acre. With Vistive, we can fill a demand for better oil, and any time you can create more demand for your product, you are adding value to what you are growing."

"Heading into harvest, I'm averaging 50 bushels per acre on everything, and my monitor reads 61 bushels per acre in some places. It's exciting; you're not just cutting beans, you're helping people by producing something that helps make food healthier. I couldn't be any happier. I'm pretty likely to plant all of my soybean acres to Vistive next year."

For 2008, Vistive growers can select from among 179 high-performing Vistive products representing 31 different seed brands, and earn buyers' premiums starting at 60 cents per bushel. To learn more about the benefits of growing Vistive low-lin beans, please visit

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