Jan–Mar 2012, Vol. 21, No. 1
Ag Innovation News
A Marshall, Minnesota, company is developing a high-protein, digestible soybean meal that would offer an alternative to expensive protein sources, such as fish meal, in baby pig, turkey and aquaculture diets.
A Marshall, Minnesota, entrepreneur has marketed and sold a variety of agricultural products around the world, including – most recently – a high-protein, digestible soybean meal for export to Asia.
AURI is evaluating the effectiveness of agricultural residues in bioreactors that reduce nitrate concentration in farm drainage water.
For decades, checkoff dollars raised through the sale of commodities have funded projects that have escalated new uses and markets for ag products. Learn more.
American Bio-Labs found a material that could potentially improve feed pellet durability and brought it to AURI for testing and development.
AURI’s pilot lab in Waseca includes a state-of-the-art CPM11124 commercial pellet mill and many other essential milling tools. Entrepreneurs who come to AURI to test their ideas can be confident that lab results will be similar to those in commercial settings.
“We have assisted hundreds of Minnesota companies and individuals with pellet development,” says AURI scientist Al Doering who heads the pilot lab. “We’re also working on ways to turn a wide variety of potential energy crops into solid fuel pellets.”
Omega-3 for joint pain United Kingdom researchers have found that a diet rich in omega-3, from fish or flax oil, could significantly reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Guinea pigs fed an omega-3-rich diet reduced the disease by 50 percent, compared to guinea pigs fed a standard diet. One researcher said there is evidence that omega-3 […]
Food industry regulations, particularly for meat and poultry, are becoming more and more prevalent. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is responsible for ensuring a safe and wholesome meat supply and making sure that food safety hazards are addressed.
Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in an ongoing feature on AURI’s four primary focus areas. In each issue, we will update our readers on AURI activities, projects and events in these areas. FOOD PRODUCTS Wild rice nutraceuticals Wild rice might be a super food. AURI and University of Minnesota researchers are assessing possible […]
At AURI, we don’t work alone; we have an expansive network of experts and partners. Recently, I hit the road as part of a year-long “Innovation Tour” to meet up with a few of the important players in our network.
This issue marks the 20th anniversary of Ag Innovation News, AURI’s flagship publication. The quarterly newspaper was designed in 1991 when one of AURI’s early board members, Ralph Prescher of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, suggested that AURI be a comprehensive source of news about value-added agricultural developments.