In line with Executive Order 13514, which requires that 95 percent of new agency contracts use biobased products when available, the White House issued a memorandum of understanding February 21 aimed at increasing such purchases. By this time next year, the Department of Agriculture must double, from 64 categories consisting of 9,000 products, the number of categories of biobased products listed for preferred purchasing by federal agencies in its BioPreferred Program. Within six months, the agency must establish an online process that allows manufacturers to request new product categories and training programs for small biobased product manufacturers and vendors in the BioPreferred Program. The Small Business Association will be responsible for distributing training materials through its business development centers. Additionally, under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Acts of 2002, federal contractors must choose biobased products over other comparable products.