The White House released the National Bioeconomy Blueprint April 26 with a two-fold goal of laying out strategic objectives that will help realize the full potential of the domestic bioeconomy and highlighting early achievements toward those objectives. The plan is designed to foster development of biological manufacturing methods and the use of renewable resources at all levels of the economy. It is primarily a list of existing programs, and the five strategies are supporting research and development, successfully transferring discoveries from the laboratory into commerce, improving education and work force training, encouraging collaborations between public and private sectors, and making regulations faster and more predictable. The Department of Agriculture will soon issue a rule that will add intermediate materials and feedstocks to the BioPreferred program and streamline the procedure for designating products as biobased.