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The purpose of the USDA BioPreferred® program is to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products. The program spurs economic development -- creating new jobs and providing new markets for farm commodities. The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our Nation's reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agriculture resources, and may contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.  

Two Major Initiatives

The USDA BioPreferred program has two major initiatives:

Product Labeling
USDA certifies and awards labels to qualifying products to increase consumer recognition of biobased products.

Federal Procurement Preference
USDA designates categories of biobased products that are afforded preference by Federal agencies when making purchasing decisions. If you are interested in suggesting a new product category for designation, contact us.

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