Last update: 09.07.2011
Montana farmers planting less camelina for biofuel
Source : timesunion.com
Camelina, the biofuel that five years ago Gov. Brian Schweitzer called his new girlfriend, now struggles for a planting date with Montana farmers. "The biggest challenge of all is the price of wheat", Schweitzer said Thursday. With wheat prices historically high, there's no incentive to mess with an oilseed still relatively unproven as a cash crop. "I'm not going to wish for cheap wheat to get the camelina acres up, but that's what it's going to take", the governor said. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that last year Montana farmers planted 9'400 acres of camelina, less than half the acres planted just two years ago.
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26 April 2011 |
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