NEWS RELEASE: USDA Celebrates Inaugural National Biobased Products Day

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USDA Celebrates Inaugural National Biobased Products Day

Department Also Announces BioPreferred® Program “Excellence in Procurement” Award Winners for 2022

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today kicked off the inaugural National Biobased Products Day and highlighted the accomplishments of people and organizations working to improve sustainability within the federal government.

“By designating March 8 as National Biobased Products Day, we honor the 20 years of progress the BioPreferred Program has achieved,” USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small said. “As we look to the future, rural communities are at the forefront of addressing climate change by using biobased innovations to convert feedstocks, such as commodities and agricultural waste, into a multitude of products that will create sustainability, promote job growth and revitalize our rural economies.”

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