According to FarmPolicy.com every member of congress now has discovered ethanol.
Clearly prohibition is dead as a political concept in the US. Thank heavens it wasn't anything stronger.
More seriously though, FarmPolicy continues
“Some U.S. officials including some at the Energy Department worry that U.S. farmers won’t be able to grow enough corn to meet higher clean fuel targets.
“Thanks to the ethanol boom, the U.S. corn surplus will shrink to a precarious 752 million bushels — a three-week supply — before this year’s crop is ready for harvest, the U.S. Agriculture Department said last week.
You can also expect soya bean prices to rise as around 10% of the current area of that crop may be switched into corn production to meet the demand for fuel ethanol.
Worth exploring the rest of that post!