Sep. 6, 2022
Source: National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA)
The Ag Bioeconomy Coalition supports government initiatives that foster growth toward a circular economy based on innovative products derived from agricultural commodities. We advocate for all elements of the U.S. agriculture bioeconomy, from products like bio-based fuels, chemicals, manufacturing materials and consumer goods to necessary economic tools that support the ag bioeconomy like rural broadband, research and infrastructure.
Join the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition in advocating for an expanded bioeconomy - one that will lead us to a greener future with economic opportunity for all.
What is the Ag Bioeconomy?
The ag bioeconomy encompasses a broad range of innovative processes, technologies and products that can benefit our communities, our security and the environment. It is using renewable agricultural commodities as inputs to make chemicals, materials and products, providing circular solutions and supply chain resiliency. It also includes the people that grow agricultural feedstocks, businesses that manufacture biobased inputs and products, and the consumers who purchase them.
By investing in the U.S. bioeconomy, we can tap the talent and resources of American agriculture to produce new, more sustainable inputs and products. We can position our country's agricultural producers to lead the shift to an ag-based circular economy and serve as a solutions provider in addressing economic and environmental challenges domestically and globally.
*Promote governmental programs that facilitate the development and expansion of bioeconomy markets and infrastructure, particularly in rural economies.
*Support market transparency and visibility initiatives that facilitate common ag bioeconomy environmental and economic nomenclature and measurement.
*Promote ways in which government entities can support bioeconomy research and development.
Founding members include:
*American Farm Bureau Federation
*American Soybean Association
*Corn Refiners Association
*National Corn Growers Association
*National Hemp Association