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Tariffs Provide Unique Window of Opportunity for Innovation

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By Ron Obermoller, AURI Chair In recent weeks and months, much has been written about the tariffs imposed on U.S. agricultural exports, and arguments have been made on both sides of the trade proceedings. Regardless of the side on which you fall, one truth cannot be argued, it has contributed to lower farm gate prices. […]

Elsewhere in Ag Innovations

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By AURI By AURI Editor’s note: 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. New Shoe Made From Cotton and Corn A shoe is no longer just a shoe, it’s a value-added agricultural product. Reebok launched their first plant […]

Seeing Around Corners: What are FODMAPs & why are they important?

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By AURI This edition of Seeing Around Corners addresses an issue of increasing discussion with regard to digestibility of foods: Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyols, or FODMAPs for short. FODMAPS are defined as a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) found naturally in many foods and food additives, which the gut doesn’t properly absorb. Instead, […]

Q&A: An In-Depth Interview with Tera Johnson

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By AURI Entrepreneurship in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry This edition of Ag Innovation News brings you an interview with Tera Johnson, a serial entrepreneur whose mission is to create the next generation of regenerative food and farming businesses. The founder of Tera’s Whey, Tera participated in the full arc of creating and selling a […]

First-Ever Food Ag Ideas Week

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By AURI Coming up this month is the first-ever Food Ag Ideas Week, an event devoted to bringing together thought leaders from across the food and agriculture industries to lead discussions on topics ranging from sustainable agriculture to food innovation and tech. To learn more about this exciting event, AURI sat down with the week’s […]

The Quest to Optimize Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance with Agricultural Residue-Based Filter Media

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By AURI One of the most important issues faced by farmers and ag producers is that of nitrogen runoff from their fields into the surface water supply via tile drainage systems. This runoff of nitrogen has a negative effect on water quality, and contributes to a hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. However, a […]

Discussion to Direction

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By Shannon Schlecht AURI Executive Director In order for AURI to best serve the state, it’s important to have a wide perspective and understanding of the issues facing Minnesota’s agricultural industry. This includes identifying areas of opportunity, gaps in knowledge or services, challenges faced today and potential future constraints, and opportunities for synergy and collaboration. […]

From Farm to School

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By Dan Lemke Each weekday, hundreds of thousands of Minnesota kids walk, pedal, ride or drive to nearby schools in search of education. To power higher learning, schools across the state provide an estimated 975,000 lunches each day and an additional 550,000 breakfasts. Despite strict meal planning requirements and often tight budgets, there is growing […]

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).