One way the USDA is doing this is by purchasing and promoting items which come from renewable, agricultural, marine and forest products. And theese USDA's efforts help to improve the environment and stimulate the economy by reducing or eliminating oil-based products.
In this video report (windows media), the USDA highlights its efforts to reduce products made from foreign oil and oil in general and promote biobased products.
More information on the USDA BioPreferred program can be found HERE and HERE.
The USDA has a online catalog and a corn-based database is also available from the corn growers:
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