Food

Growing Hybrid Poplars as a Crop

The Minnesota Hybrid Poplar Research Cooperative (MHPRC) was formed in 1996 with support from the state of Minnesota.

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Meat Goat Initiative

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Minnesota can expect one hundred and ninety thousand foreign immigrants between 1995 and 2025. During a similar period, the United States is expected to increase in population by 44 million due to foreign immigrants. This increase in ethnic populations will likely increase the demand for ethnic foods, including goat meat. Emerging demand for fresh goat in Minnesota’s Somali and Hispanic communities prompted… Read More »Meat Goat Initiative

Trans Fat Labeling

The retailers are not required to file a notice with the FDA. Further, under 21 CFR 101.9(j)(18) and 21 CFR 101.36(h)(2), nutrition labeling exemptions for low-volume products apply under certain circumstances. For example, if the person claiming the exemption employs fewer than an average of 100 full-time equivalent employees and fewer than 100,000 units of that product are sold in the United States in a preceding 12-month period the product would be eligible for a labeling exemption for any 12-month period. For these exemptions, a notice must be filed annually with FDA.

Small Scale Meat Producers

General consideration of business finance, plant personnel and marketing your product,Types of operations such as processing and slaughtering,Physical plant issues including, availability of utilities, plant layout, equipment, etc.,Energy management issues such as electric power, refrigeration, water, transportation, etc., and Government regulations.

Local Foods Market Report

There is growing interest among consumers in knowing the origins of the food they eat. This is also creating opportunities for producers. A market study sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Farmers Union examines what opportunities exist. File Attached: Local_foods_market_report.pdf