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Country-City Sustainability Connections Grow through New York’s Use of Biodiesel & Biobased Products

New York’s greenhouse gas reduction strategy includes use of biodiesel and Bioheat® (biodiesel blended with heating oil). The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as New York Parks and Recreation use biodiesel in thousands of vehicles.

New and Improved www.soybiobased.org Website More Tools to Help Switch to Biobased Products

USB has loaded its updated website www.soybiobased.org with more resources than ever to help transition to biobased products uses.

Secretary Vilsack highlights biobased economy at forum on agricultural innovation

On December 19, Secretary Vilsack gave a keynote address at the National Chamber Foundation forum on agricultural innovation. A transcript of the Secretary’s address – entitled “Rural America: New Markets, New Understanding, Unlimited Opportunity”

USDA Proposes 8 Additional Biobased Product Categories

USDA proposes to add 8 new designated biobased product categories for federal procurement.

USDA Issues Final Rule Designating 12 Additional Items

On November 19, 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule (referred to as “Round 9”) to add 12 new items to the list of designated biobased items.

Five Ways the United Soybean Board Can Help Government Agencies with Biobased Purchasing

USB offers a variety of resources and services to assist government agencies with their implementation of the Federal BioPreferred® Program.

USB Sponsors Biobased Workshop for DC Area Fleets

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC), with support from the United Soybean Board (USB), hosted a Biobased Workshop for Washington Area Fleet Administrators (WAFA).

Soy Checkoff Helps Fair in Maryland Go Green

When an ad for soy foam insulation gave St. Mary’s County Fair Association President John Richards an idea of how to cool down buildings at the fair, farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) and Maryland Soybean Board were able to help out.

2012 Stakeholders’ Workshop Highlights Innovative Biobased Products

Read a summary of the recent Biobased Stakeholders' Workshop held at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Michigan.

See Our New Video on the Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution and the Greater Washington Clean Cities Coalition teamed up to make the Smithsonian's new fleet operations shop cleaner and healthier.