If Tuesday had been an average October day, about 5,200 visitors would have entered Yellowstone National Park. Tour buses, RVs and hundreds of cars would have filled the Old Faithful parking lot.
A biofuel company with Montana ties has sold to a global holding company interested in developing camelina in the state.
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.
Federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled $45 million for biofuels projects Tuesday, including Montana camelina.
Camelina, the biofuel that five years ago Gov. Brian Schweitzer called his new girlfriend, now struggles for a planting date with Montana farmers.