Two million manufacturing jobs could go unfilled by 2025 because many of those workers are retiring. Before the coronavirus hit, many students were going to school at a Case-New Holland Technician Development Program.
Since March 13, ethanol production dropped by about 46%, and idled or reduced production capacity is at or above 50% of normal, according to University of Illinois. Last week production fell to 563,000 barrels a day.
“Our overrun bushels, [the ones not marketed yet] become a challenge,” Jason says. “I’m just not sure without an increase in the crude oil market and an increase in demand from either ethanol or China."