Prairie Star: USDA RMA announces pilot camelina insurance program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a pilot program to provide crop insurance for camelina.

The initiative is a direct result of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester’s, D-Mont., Biofuel Crop Insurance Pilot Program, which he included in the most recent farm bill.

“This initiative will provide jobs and opportunities for Montana farmers — while bringing our entire nation closer to energy independence through home-grown, renewable resources,” Tester said. “I’m pleased the USDA is finally putting some muscle behind my camelina law and providing Montana farmers the chance to expand this promising resource and create jobs in the process.”

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