Fiber for pet food grown locally

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Farming innovations shared during Field Day at the Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon included a presentation by Renew Biomass, which grow Miscanthus on 2,500 acres in southwest Missouri, including north of Aurora. The high-growing plant, at left, can be ground into fiber and sold to pet food companies as a supplement for animal digestive health. Eric Allphin, director of agriculture for Renew Biomass, said its product is largely sold to help calm upset stomachs in dogs and cats. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

Farming innovations shared during Field Day at the Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon included a presentation by Renew Biomass, which grow Miscanthus on 2,500 acres in southwest Missouri, including north of Aurora.

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