The Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, N.D., is funded by state government appropriations in the Dakotas and Minnesota, and check-off funds from Montana. About 5 percent of its funds come from confidential contract work from companies using Northern Plains crop ingredients. Here are puffed rice and cheese curl products in the NCI food labs. Details about which regional ingredient has been added, or for whom, are not available. Photo taken in Fargo, N.D., on the campus of North Dakota State University.
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