The Farmdoc project at the University of Illinois will host two webinars this week to discuss timelyagricultural economics issues. Click here for the overall schedule.

On Tuesday, May 19, at 11 a.m. CT, they'll host a webinar about the outlook for the ethanol industry. Demand for ethanol has plummeted because of reduced energy consumption, and many plants have shuttered. The webinar will examine the financial damage to the industry and what the rest of 2020 could look like. UI agricultural economists Scott Irwin and Todd Hubbs will discuss the issue with Eric Moseby, general manager of LincolnLand Agri-Energy in Palestine, Ill.

On Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. CT, the webinar will cover the pandemic's effect on the pork industry. UI agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey will discuss the issue with Bradley Wolter of The Maschhoffs, an Illinois pork production company.

The webinars are expected to last about 45 minutes each. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required. Click here for more information or to register.