Products certified in the program carry a label icon that helps consumers make informed choices. The icon is easy to recognize and consumers can have confidence in the label because claims about the presence and amount of biobased ingredients are third-party certified and strictly monitored by the USDA.
The “USDA certified biobased product” icon will soon appear on AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer marketing material. AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer also will be listed among products that meet the USDA requirements on the agency’s website, www.biopreferred.gov.
USDA BioPreferred Program Goals
The core goals of the USDA BioPreferred Program first were introduced in the 2002 Farm Bill:
- To spur the development of the biobased industrial base through value-added agricultural processing and manufacturing in rural communities.
- To enhance the nation’s energy security, by substituting biobased products for fossil energy-based products derived from imported oil and natural gas
- To reduce the nation’s environmental impact by promoting products that may be more benign to the environment.