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September Ag Update Newsletter

Posted on September 19, 2018, in Ag Innovation Update

You Are What You Eat: The Nexus of Food & Health Agenda

Posted on September 18, 2018, in News

Larta Institute’s Global Ag Innovation Network (GAIN), Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), MyFormulary USA, and Mercy Hospitality are teaming up to convene thought leaders, entrepreneurs, industry and academic representatives as well as investors to promote understanding around the old, the new and the relevant in the journey from farm to plate. This intimate event will […]

August Ag Update Newsletter

Posted on September 11, 2018, in Ag Innovation Update

July Ag Update Newsletter

Posted on September 10, 2018, in Ag Innovation Update

Agricultural Residue For Nitrate Removal Shows Promise for Minnesota’s Environment and Economy

Posted on July 31, 2018, in AURI News, News

There are opportunities for farmers to save money by switching from wood to agricultural residue materials —like straw and corn cobs— to remove nitrates from drainage water. That is the conclusion of a new study published by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), in partnership with USDA‐Agricultural Research Service (USDA‐ARS), Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion […]

Plant Protein

AURI Report Explores Opportunities for Minnesota Plant Proteins

Posted on July 17, 2018, in AURI News, News

Consumer demand for protein products expected to double by 2025. Can the Minnesota ag community benefit? In response to an ongoing rise in consumer demand for foods with increased protein content, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) released a new study exploring ways Minnesota’s agriculture sector could benefit from this trend. The 47-page report, available […]

Pricing

AURI Report Offers New, Updated Pricing Strategies for Food Products

Posted on July 17, 2018, in AURI News, News

Entrepreneurs consider pricing way too late and may cheat themselves in the process, report claims “On average, companies spend two to three years on product research and development, 12 to 18 months on go-to-market planning and execution, and just under eight hours on pricing.” So states the provocative claim that opens a comprehensive new pricing […]

AURI Releases New Video

Posted on July 17, 2018, in AURI News, News, Videos

AURI Elsewhere in Innovation

ELSEWHERE IN AG INNOVATIONS

Posted on July 10, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

As a service to our readers, we provide news about the work of others in ag utilization. Often, research done elsewhere complements AURI’s work. Read on to learn about blockchain technology in Australia and how spinach protein and blackberry dye give juice to biohybrid solar cells.

R&D Tax Credit Benefits Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

R&D Tax Credit Benefits Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Posted on July 10, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

Chances are you’re familiar with the federal research and development (R&D) tax credit but thought it was a benefit reserved only for the big players – corporations with revenues in the hundreds of millions and up. Not so! Thanks to recent enhancements in the 35-year-old program, it deserves a re-visit, particularly since a company that qualifies can get up to 9.1 percent of its annual eligible research costs applied dollar for dollar against its federal income tax liability – and likely something similar against what it owes the state (each state is different).