General Mills, SDSU Partner for Oats Research

by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press
Jul 26, 2016 11:00 AM ET

Originally published by StarTribune

The maker of Cheerios cereal, Nature Valley bars and Yoplait yogurt has chosen South Dakota State University as its partner in an effort to improve the quality of oats and make the crop more sustainable.

A new research laboratory will focus on the grain that's found in more than a quarter of the Minneapolis-based General Mills' products, and provide a place for the company's scientists to collaborate with the Brookings university's plant breeders, grain, environmental and seed experts, student researchers and others.

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