ASA backs new Bioproduct Pilot Program


ASA backs new Bioproduct Pilot Program

The USDA’s new Bioproduct Pilot Program is gaining support from farm groups.

Indiana farmer Kendell Culp, a director with the American Soybean Association, says the program provides $10 million in grants over two years to study the benefits of biobased products for construction materials and consumer products.

“Anytime we can use biobased crops that we grow right here in the United States to develop these products that will enhance our transportation infrastructure, I think that’s good for all of us,” he said.

He tells Brownfield that ASA worked with members of Congress to help get the biobased funding included in the bipartisan infrastructure law.

“We are excited because we think the soybean industry really has a lot of potential to meeting those needs,” Culp said.

The Bioproduct Pilot Program is being administered through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The application webpage can be found here.