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ARS Soils Lab scientists Russ Gesch (obscured, left) and Frank Forcella discussed the properties and potential of oilseed crops during the annual Summer Field Day on Thursday at the Swan Lake Research Farm.

UPDATE: New crops discussed during 2009 Field Day

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

Interest and research into crop, food and production alternatives for this region are gaining strength, but developing the markets for them will take time.

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Experts discussed new oilseed crops, biofuel crops and food crops during the North Central Soil Conservation Research Lab's 2009 Summer Field Day in Morris on Thursday.

The tour, "New Crops for New Markets," was at the Barnes-Aastad Association's Swan Lake Research Farm.

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