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Ag Innovation News

Oct–Dec, 2002

Vol. 11, No. 4

This edition of Ag Innovation News was originally published in approximately October of 2002.

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A poster caught my eye the other day. It was a picture of a large piece of moldy bread. The poster’s caption admonished the
Hopkins, Minn. — Minding her soups one day at the Pekoe and Java coffee shop, Beth-Alison Bataille heard a customer jokingly refer to her
Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a series exploring AURI’s structure and services. Previous segments covered AURI’s mission, programs, and business and
St. Charles, Minn. — Winona County cattle producers Ralph and Filomena Kaehler are a bit “touchy” about their identity-preserved beef business. “Our customers can
Bismarck, N. D. — Shoulder-high, vivid golden heads arching toward the sun, sunflowers were once revered by the Aztecs as a symbol of the
Fifty years ago, there were eight million stock sheep in Montana, North and South Dakota and Minnesota. Now, there are fewer than one million.
Come explore the commodities in your everyday products. The following sites are sure ways to get growing and processing information, with tidbits on new
Move over, soybeans. Minnesota producers may want to add hostas, lilies and river birch to their crop rotations. An industry appraisal spearheaded by the
Waseca, Minn. — When a solid-fuel stove manufacturer wanted to compare the heat energy values of renewable fuels, he couldn’t find a chart to