The Madison-based Midwestern BioAg, Inc. has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant will fund development of an organic-allowed version of TerraNu fertilizer, a new class of fertilizer manufactured with anaerobically digested manure.

The project builds on the company’s earlier innovation, TerraNu Nutrient Technology, which transforms dairy manure and plant nutrients into a uniform, dry fertilizer granule that can be efficiently stored, transported, blended and spread. The objective of the project is to develop a form of TerraNu fertilizer that can be used on certified-organic farms. Read the full story here.