This week, the Biden administration announced a multi-million-dollar investment in developing biobased products. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, at a stop in Iowa on Tuesday, said $10 million in grants from the bipartisan infrastructure law would help build a framework for increasing the use of renewable agriculture materials.

The Secretary commented that the idea goes beyond corn and soybeans. Instead, it looks at every single material produced on a farm and how it can turn into something more valuable. In doing so, Vilsack says the purpose is to lower U.S. carbon footprints. Finding alternative uses for livestock waste is also on the docket of the framework.

Read more on the USDA biobased investment here.