Learn the latest on biobased products and activities in the federal, state and local sectors.


The United Soybean Board (USB) is committed to increasing the supply of biobased products that benefit our nation’s economy, including creating green jobs; improving the environment and reducing dependence on foreign oil.  Learn more

Federal Activities

Federal agencies are among the leaders in the use of biobased products. Learn about the laws and regulations requiring federal purchasing, USDA’s BioPreferred Program, Executive Orders, and specific agencies using a variety of soy-biobased products.

State and Local Activities

Many states are using biobased products and encouraging their increased usage by establishing various levels of preference for purchasing biobased products. Cities and counties across the country are also using a variety of biobased products. Learn more

Tools and Other Information

Find resource information to help you better understand and evaluate the life cycle costs of using biobased products, assist you in meeting federal purchasing requirements for biobased products, and help you identify opportunities for earning credits toward the U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification using biobased products.