The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have announced a five-year extension of their agreement to develop “a viable biofuel for the aviation industry.” According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the program “will create jobs and economic opportunity in rural America, lessen America’s reliance on foreign oil and develop a thriving biofuels industry that will benefit commercial and military enterprises.” See USDA News Release, April 15, 2013.