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AURI Seeks New Board Members to Further Value-Added Agriculture Innovation in Minnesota

Posted on October 24, 2018, in AURI News

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), seeks two diverse and highly skilled candidates to serve on its governing Board of Directors to fill open seats for a term of three years each. One of the open seats must be occupied by representatives from the agribusiness, while the other is an at-large seat, which is open […]

October Ag Update Newsletter

Posted on October 8, 2018, in Ag Innovation Update

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, […]

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