THE USDA Farm Service Agency and Sustainable Oils want to sign contracts with California farmers to grow 25,000 acres of the annual oilseed crop camelina. The FSA contract enrollment deadline is Sept.16, 2011. Photo courtesy of Sustainable Oils.
Camelina is a 100-day oilseed crop which grows 1-3 feet tall with lower fertilizer and water requirements. Photo by Sustainable Oils.
Camelina pod seeds contain 35 percent to 38 percent oil high in omega-3 fatty acid. Photo by Sustainable Oils.
Camelina is planted and harvested with the same equipment used for cereal crop production with some modification.
Western Farm Press