The Environmental Protection Agency's approval of a pathway for camelina-based biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard could provide a boost for farmers in Montana to grow the plant. Despite being touted as a potential biofuel feedstock, camelina in Montana has dwindled from 22,500 acres planted in 2007 to 2,500 acres in 2011 amid limited insurance availability and higher revenue from conventional crops, observers said.

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