Generally, here in my part of Kentucky, the farmers HATE the ethanol mandates. It really messes up farm machinery that does use Gasoline. And much of that type of machinery is **OLD**, repaired and taken care of with loving hands.
It’s cheaper in the long run to do that than to by new stuff as one of the old farmers here told me. He showed me an old seed drill that had been rebuilt twice and would be good for another five or so years of hard work. Buying new is nice, but he and the others like him remember their grandparents losing so much to the banks back in the depression and they refuse to mortgage anything or buy on credit.
And those who do have to buy formulated feed for some of their herds hate the price increases that the Ethanol mandates have pushed onto the feed market.
Apparently the big ag businesses like ADM love ethanol. Otherwise we wouldn’t see so many farm state politicians of both parties pushing it.