Jul–Sep 2013, Vol. 22, No. 3
Ag Innovation News
–by Jonathan Eisenthal Mark Porisch never dreamed that when he reached 60 he’d be making Louisiana-style hot sauces for a living, but he thinks that one of these days his creations, sold under the brand Lucky’s Popcorn Dressing, might cover all the bills. Until then, he’s having a lot of fun helping a steadily growing […]
>Listen to a radio spot on the Biomass Participation Survey –by Liz Morrison Minnesota farmers produce 33 million tons of corn residue a year. But will they part with it? And if so, at what price? These are two of the questions farmers were asked in a recent survey aimed at identifying places that could […]
–by Jonathan Eisenthal photos by Lisa Sherwood Photography Hundreds of people dropped by Tom Smude’s booth at the 2013 Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show in St. Paul, many of them already loyal customers of his brand of cold-pressed, high oleic sunflower oil. “Most of them told me they love the oil when they’re cooking fish,” said Smude. […]
AURI’s agricultural coproduct utilization program seeks utilization ideas for plant and animal coproducts that present environmental and economic opportunities. A coproduct is something that is produced together with or left over during the creation of another product; a great example is the dried distillers grains that are produced during the ethanol production process. Coproducts, such as crop residues, agricultural processing by-products and animal manure, can be used in a variety of agricultural products including fertilizers, renewable fuels, animal feeds and more.
–by Jonathan Eisenthal Minnesota farmers plant around seven million acres of soybeans each year, and a major part of the crop’s attraction is its value-added products like biodiesel and glycerin that increase the worth of the commodity and create additional revenue streams for processors Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) in Brewster recently worked with AURI to […]
Thank you for your investment and your trust in AURI. We are committed to doing good work, creating new products, processes and jobs in food, biobased products, renewable energy and coproduct utilization to help ensure a strong future for agriculture and the state of Minnesota.
Mapping cattle genes Ongoing genomics research in the beef industry may one day soon make it possible for producers to grow cattle that produce meat containing lean protein and good fats yet still provide the great taste today’s consumers look for at the meat counter and potentially help all livestock species. James Reecy, Iowa State […]
–by Amanda Wanke photos by Rolf Hagberg Midwest Ag Enterprises (Marshall, Minn.) and TechMix (Stewart, Minn.) were named Ag Innovators of the Year this June. This award is given annually to an exceptionally innovative company that has successfully created a product or process using Minnesota’s agricultural commodities. TechMix and Midwest Ag have partnered, with assistance […]