Ag Innovation News

Jul–Sep, 2008

Vol. 17, No. 3

This edition of Ag Innovation News was originally published in approximately July of 2008.

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Eco-friendly, bio-based products made from agricultural and natural resources, are gaining popularity among U.S. consumers. And the largest U.S. consumer — the federal government
Marshall, Minn. — AURI recently commissioned the Southwest Marketing Advisory Center to assess manufacturer and consumer attitudes about using and buying bioproducts to determine
What makes raspberry yogurt pink, cherry-pie filling red and grape soda purple? Would you believe refined petroleum? That’s right. FD&C Red No. 40, the
Lamberton, Minn. — When Lee and Joann French first started breeding red corn, they were looking for hybrids that would be bad for pests.
  Jackson, Minn. — The emerging biofuels industry is offering up more than new ag markets. Developing talent for new rural jobs is another
Williams, Minn. — Northern Excellence Seed, LLC, one of Minnesota’s first companies preparing to generate power on-site from biomass, was presented the 2008 AURI
Minnesota biomass-energy plants are producing more than 100,000 tons of ash per year that could have fertilizer value, but the ash has to be