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USDA to Host Google+ Hangout on the Growing Biobased Market and the Importance of #MyFarmBill


WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013— TODAY, Deputy Program Manager for the USDA BioPreferred Program Kate Lewis will lead a live Google+ Hangout to discuss the importance of a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to the growing biobased economy. Lewis will be accompanied by a panel of industry standouts working with USDA to create new markets for biobased products.


The BioPreferred program was created by Congress in the 2002 Farm Bill and renewed in 2008 to help develop and expand markets for biobased products. USDA stands ready to assist American farmers and ranchers who want to participate in this growing industrial sector and to help businesses that make and sell biobased products.


Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

2 p.m. EST


WHAT:          USDA will lead a live Google+ Hangout to discuss opportunities in the growing biobased market and the critical need for a comprehensive Food Farm and Jobs Bill.


WHO:             USDA Deputy Program Manager for the BioPreferred Program Kate Lewis and industry standouts engaged in the BioPreferred program.   


WHERE:       Hangout will be broadcast live on our USDA Google+ page as well as usda.gov/live. Submit your questions in advance on Twitter using hashtag #MyFarmBill or send to Rebecca.Frank@oc.usda.gov. You can also leave a comment on the USDA Blog or Facebook.



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