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AURI conducts practical, applied research that identifies emerging opportunities to add value to agriculture products. This information is publicly available with the hope that it will spur ideas for new products and processes.

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AURI has received several requests for technical assistance related to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and the allowed health claims for products containing these
There is growing interest among consumers in knowing the origins of the food they eat. This is also creating opportunities for producers. A market
Businesses today face no shortage of challenges or competition. That holds true for Minnesota’s meat industry. Low prices and a constantly changing marketplace lead
Minnesota farmers produce thousands of acres of oilseeds including soybeans, canola, sunflowers and more. But the amount of oilseeds processed in the state is
In an effort to reach possible new markets, interest in producing alternative livestock has grown among Minnesota producers. For many of these species, little
The purpose of this study is to estimate the economic impact of meat/milk processing plants to the state’s economy and community vitality. This study
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
There is growing interest among consumers in knowing the origins of the food they eat. This is also creating opportunities for producers. A market