Biobased Items Get A Bump

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT) -- On July 22, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized a proposed rule that designates certain items for inclusion in the USDA's BioPreferred Program. See 76 Fed. Reg. 43808 (July 22, 2011). Under the program, the USDA designates categories of biobased products that are afforded preference by federal agencies and their contractors when making purchasing decisions. The purpose of the program is to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products. The program is also intended to promote economic development while reducing adverse environmental and...
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