What technologies and products will propel Minnesota value-added agriculture in the next decade?
AURI recently released two reports that outline eight top prospects for corn and soybeans, drawn from more than 200 possibilities. Prepared by Memphis-based Informa Economics, the reports will help farmers and ag processors grasp the economic potential of advancing technology.
There are enormous opportunities for adding worth to Minnesota corn and soybeans. Processing innovations could boost ethanol and biodiesel profitability. Green chemical technology could turn biofuel plants into diversified biorefineries. New seed traits may help farmers capture specialty markets. Down the road, second-generation biofuels and chemicals could open up new markets for corn residue and non-food crops.