USDA BioPreferred Program Notification
Due to the absence of funding in the Farm Bill extension legislation (i.e., the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012"),
USDA has suspended the processing of applications for voluntary certification of biobased products.
USDA will continue
limited activities related to the Federal procurement preference program, such as adding products to the BioPreferred catalog,
as staff resources allow. All existing biobased product label certifications (900 'USDA Certified Biobased Products'
as of December 31, 2012) are and will remain valid.
Many general questions about the BioPreferred program can be answered at our FAQ page
Review this factsheet for more information about the impacts to and status of specific BioPreferred program projects.