I live in sort of hinterlands in Michigan. A new ethanol plant was built about 15 miles from where I live. The area was jublilant because there would be new jobs and a boon to area farmers. The jobs were almost all filled by experienced people from other locations. The corn was a boon to the farmers, though. Well, it was a first, anyway. Not so much now.
There have been ongoing attempts in Congress ot get rid of the subsidy for years. I don't think last year's was successful either. The industry itself testifies that it no longer needs the subsidy to be profitable ... but Washington lets it live on.
That stuff sure ain't any good for my "F" -- I know that.