United States Department of Agriculture

Farm Security and Rural Investment Act

The procurement of biobased products is established in section 9002 of FSRIA and EO 13423. Biobased products are products determined by the Secretary of Agriculture to be commercial or industrial products (other than food or feed) that are composed in whole, or in significant part, of biological products or renewable domestic agricultural materials (including plant, animal, and marine materials) or forestry materials. Examples of USDA designated biobased products include mobile equipment hydraulic fluids, roof coatings, diesel fuel additives, penetrating lubricants, water tank coatings, and bedding, bed linens, and towels. USDA is responsible for implementing the BioPreferred procurement preference program.