August 2012 - Hear Deputy Program Manager Kate Lewis discuss the USDA Certified Biobased Label(event held on Saturday, August 25, 3PM EDT). Click here for link.
August 2012 - apparelnews.net, USDA BioPreferred Program Joins Lineup of Eco Labeling – Fashion. Click here to read the full story.
March 2012 – bioplastics Magazine, Marketing Your Biobased Commitment to Consumers. Click here to read the full story.
June 5, 2012 - USDA Releases Proposed rule for Round 9. Click here for News release.
May 1, 2012 - Secretary Vilsack announced - New Proposed BioPreferred Regulation to Expand Biobased Products for Federal Purchase. Click here for News release.
Presidential Memo promoting BioPreferred highlighted by Sec Vilsack at 2012 Ag Outlook Conference. Click here to view forum clip.
President Obama signs Presidential Memo that requires the federal government to increase purchases of biobased products.
Click here to read Secretary Vilsack’s announcement.
Click here to read the Presidential Memo.
Deputy Program Manager, Kate Lewis, giving a thumbs up after she found the USDA Certified Biobased Label on local supermarket shelves
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April 30, 2012 – Ron Buckhalt quoted in article about the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing in Orlando Click here to read the full story
April 18, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Visits Madison Company to Promote Job-Creating Bioeconomy Click here to read the full story
April 18, 2012 – Today, a FAR rule requiring contractors to report the biobased products purchased under service and construction contracts was published in the Federal Register. This rule, effective May 18, 2012, will enable agencies to monitor compliance with the Federal preference for purchasing biobased products as directed in the Farm Bill and the recent Presidential Memorandum. To read the complete rule, click here.
April 10, 2012 – Secretary Vilsack Announces BioPreferred® Final Rule Designating 13 Additional Biobased Categories for Preferred Federal Purchasing. Click here to read the full story