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Senators push for defense alternative fuels


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Senators push for defense alternative fuels

Tim Leeds

Montana's U.S. senators have sponsored a bill that could increase demand for products grown on local farms.

Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester introduced a bill Monday authorizing the U.S. Department of Defense to contract to buy domestically produced renewable fuels for 20 years. The law now only allows contracting for the alternative fuels for five years.

"This bill will boost demand for Montana camelina and provide Montana farmers with a reliable demand for their crop," Baucus said in a press release. "And with demand for camelina co...

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