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December 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Biofuel crop insurance targets Montana

Biofuel crop insurance targets Montana

The Montana biofuel industry got a jump start Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which selected 40 counties for a federally backed camelina insurance.

November 30, 2011 8:00 pmLoading…
Camelina

Camelina

A penny shows the size of tiny camelina seeds. The USDA approved a pilot insurance program for the crop Wednesday.

November 30, 2011 3:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana can fuel DOD energy independence

Now is the time to change America’s economic and military dependence on foreign oil. This dependence places our troops needlessly in dangerous situations and directly dictates our energy and security policy. The use of homegrown plant-based biofuels, particularly camelina-based fuel, would k…

November 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Montana farms targeted for biofuels program

Montana farms targeted for biofuels program

Federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled $45 million for biofuels projects Tuesday, including Montana camelina.

July 26, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Camelina falling out of favor with Montana farmers

Camelina falling out of favor with Montana farmers

Camelina, the biofuel that five years ago Gov. Brian Schweitzer called his new girlfriend, now struggles for a planting date with Montana farmers.

April 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Opinion: Montana crop could free U.S. from foreign oil dependence

Guest Opinion: Montana crop could free U.S. from foreign oil dependence

Have you ever seen a bomber over the Big Sky? If you haven't, you might soon. An article the Billings Gazette published in September details the U.S. Air Force's taking another step forward to expand the Powder River Training Area. Located in Southeast Montana, it is used to train Air Force …

November 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Camelina acres decreasing

Camelina acres decreasing

A penny shows the size of tiny camelina seeds in this photo taken at a Montana State University lab in Bozeman. A report out Wednesday shows fewer acres of the crop being planted in Montana.

November 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

FDA decision to let growers of camelina expand market

In a break biofuel companies expected, omega 3-rich camelina meal was approved for cattle feed Monday by federal officials.

November 09, 2009 11:05 pmLoading…

Camelina production in Montana down sharply

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Montana plantings of the biofuels crop camelina fell by almost half last year to 12,200 acres.

April 18, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Montana oilseed crop used to fuel jetliner

Japan Air Lines says it has conducted a successful first test flight of a commercial airliner using the oilseed crop camelina.

January 30, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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