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Fourteen items added to USDA’s biobased product program designated items list [Registered]

The US Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) proposed revision of the USDA’s Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement went into effect recently and added 14 additional items to the USDA designated items list. The Biobased Product Program is designed to increase the federal government’s purchase and use of biobased products. Under the Program, USDA designates categories of biobased products. Federal agencies and their contractors are then required to give preferential consideration to those designated product categories (i.e. designated items) when making purchases. To date, there have been seven rounds of additions to the designated item list. The most recent…

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