Guides

We publish a number of helpful guides for frequently encountered problems. Browse through the available guides below.
AURI has produced a free Clean Label Guide that provides important information to help small- and medium-sized Minnesota food producers make the transition to
The topic of safety in the production process is of the utmost importance to any entrepreneur or business that is developing food for commercial
The increased cost of petroleum-based energy is leading many Minnesotans to seek alternative fuel sources that will serve their heat and energy needs economically,
In 2011, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) solicited proposals to develop a Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide “for the replacement of high-cost heating fuels,
The Crop Residue Valuation Template tool allows individuals to calculate the fertilizer replacement value of crop residue removal along with projected residue yields for
Trying to enter the market with ag-based biomass pellets isn’t for the uninformed. An AURI-sponsored evaluation examined the challenges and competitive disadvantages that entrepreneurs
The purpose of the “Nutrition Facts” labeling is to help consumers choose more healthful diets, and motivate food companies to improve nutritional value of
The Minnesota Hybrid Poplar Research Cooperative (MHPRC) was formed in 1996 with support from the state of Minnesota. Read: Growing Hybrid Poplars as a Crop
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,
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