In the Driver's Seat & Recession Update
In the Driver’s Seat & Recession Update. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
The Obama Administration Wednesday unveiled a new roadmap for meeting or exceeding the nation’s biofuels targets that appears to put agriculture in the driver’s seat. As part of the revised strategy the EPA, led by Administrator Lisa Jackson - activated a rule to implement the long-term renewable fuels standard of 36-billion gallons by 2022 that includes new criteria for both ethanol and biodiesel and the feedstocks used to produce them.
So you thought the recession was bad…well it just got worse. Job losses during the recession may have been underestimated by close to a million jobs. So instead of employers cutting just over 7 million jobs from their payrolls since the economic downturn began in December 2007, it's expected that the Labor Department's new estimate will be a loss of 8 million jobs.
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That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.