General Mills, SDSU unveil oat research lab

The oat research laboratory will focus on advancing sustainability and quality of oats in U.S.

General Mills and South Dakota State University (SDSU) announced June 23 the opening of a state-of-the-art oat variety development lab on the SDSU campus in Brookings, S.D. The oat research laboratory will focus on advancing the sustainability and quality of oats in the U.S.

According to the announcement, South Dakota is a natural fit for the lab because the state was ranked second in U.S. oat production in 2015, and the public breeding program is one of the mainstays of the South

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