The Department of Agriculture proposed an expansion May 2 of its definition of biobased products following the White Houseʼs release of the National Bioeconomy Blueprint last week. Under the new rule, the agency would allow intermediate ingredients such as fibers, resins, and chemicals to be considered biobased so that products can meet federal procurement standards. The proposal also would allow complex assembly processes to qualify if one ore more components are made from biobased ingredients.