Voluntary Label Announced for Bio-based Products

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Voluntary Label Announced for Bio-based Products

Ohio Farmer – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, recently announced that a U.S. Department of Agriculture voluntary product certification and labeling program for bio-based products will take effect tomorrow. The 2008 Farm Bill directed USDA to create a voluntary program that will clearly identify bio-based products made from renewable resources, and will promote the increased sale and use of these products in the commercial market and for consumers. Senator Brown supported the inclusion of the Bio-based Labeling Program in the 2008 Farm Bill.

"Bio-based labeling helps Ohio's farmers and consumers by highlighting the new and innovative products that are made from agricultural commodities," Brown says. "USDA's Bio-Preferred Program, which I was proud to support in the Farm Bill, will increase the sale of Ohio crops, create jobs, and bolster Ohio's standing as a leader in agriculture and technology."

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