Wyoming Farmers Testing Oilseed Crops

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming's agriculture industry is conducting research on growing and processing oilseed crops in an effort to diversify farming in the state. Donn Randall of the Wyoming Business Council says there are about 1,500 new acres of test crops around the state. They include varieties of camelina, canola and sunflowers.

Randall says oil from the crops could be useful as biofuel. The meal byproduct can make livestock feed or other products. Meanwhile, the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service in Gillette this July purchased an oilseed press to use for demonstrations and research.

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