Oats may rebound
FARGO — Michael McMullen, veteran oats breeder at North Dakota State University, has this answer when asked about working with a crop that doesn’t get much attention.
“I like to work for the underdog,” he said with a smile. He added more seriously, “And I like the nutritional benefits of oats.”
Oats were once one of the Upper Midwest’s most popular crops. They’ve been overshadowed for years, however, by more profitable crops, particularly corn and soybeans.
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