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Banning atrazine would increase costs to farmers and consumers

Marc Ribaudo

Banning atrazine would increase costs to farmers and consumers

by Marc Ribaudo

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, ERS-NASS [distributor in [Washington, D.C.], Herndon, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atrazine -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Atrazine -- Economic aspects -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMarc O. Ribaudo
    Series[Agricultural economic report] -- #AER-699, Agricultural economic report -- no. 699
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 sheet
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13618732M
    OCLC/WorldCa33962290

    “Atrazine helps farmers reduce aggregate soil erosion by up to 85 million tons per year. Banning atrazine would greatly hurt the conservation efforts of farmers by increasing both soil erosion. Atrazine is mainly absorbed through the roots of weeds and then transported to the actively growing tips and leaves. Some absorption through leaves does occur. Atrazine kills the weed by inhibiting photosynthesis. This takes between 14 and 21 days. How is it applied? Atrazine can be applied by spraying onto the effected area either via a ground File Size: 84KB.

    Atrazine is used on well over half of all U.S. corn acreage, about two-thirds of sorghum acreage and as much as 90 percent of U.S. sugar cane. Atrazine is an economical choice for farmers. Its low cost helps farmers maintain profitability. EPA estimates that . Still Poisoning the Well: Atrazine Continues to Contaminate Surface Water and Drinking Water in the United States iii n Of the drinking water systems .

      Dangerous Effects Even at Low levels. Atrazine is generally sprayed on corn and other crops, but it doesn’t stay on farm fields. Instead, it often ends up in our nation’s surface and EPA’s report found that levels of this herbicide in the environment exceed what the agency considers “levels of concern for chronic risk” by as much as 22, , and 62 times .   “Without atrazine, farmers would become less efficient at growing a crop and managing weeds,” Wilbourn said. The inability to use the herbicide could increase farmers’ costs up to $59 per acre, a University of Chicago economic analysis shows. “In a time of low farm income, this could be another staggering blow to farmers,” Wilbourn said.


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Banning atrazine would increase costs to farmers and consumers by Marc Ribaudo Download PDF EPUB FB2

Would Banning Atrazine Benefit Farmers. Every year, atrazine is applied to tens of millions of acres of corn (maize) grown in the United States, making it one of the world’s most widely used agricultural chemicals.

1 A powerful, low-cost herbicide, atrazine is also the subject of persistent controversy. It is an endocrine disrupter, causing feminization in male frogs and other species Cited by: 3.

Get this from a library. Banning atrazine would increase costs to farmers and consumers. [Marc Ribaudo; United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.]. atrazine, the desire to reduce chemical costs, and.

Ackerman et al. Would banning atrazine benefit farmers. consumers, assume that a 1% increase in corn prices. According to one study, farmers growing corn and using Atrazine over a year period () saw average yields of bushels more per acre, an increase of more than 5 percent. The same study found that Atrazine’s lower costs and higher yields added an estimated $ per acre to farmers’ income inwhich added up to a total Author: Larry West.

The net loss to farmers (of ten major crops, not just corn) of $ million is outweighed by gains of $ million for government support programs; combining the two, there is an $18 million gain to suppliers as a whole (farmers plus the government) from banning atrazine. Thus the fourth and fifth effects—the benefits.

Where can the herbicide atrazine be found. Water quality, Water quality management 'Banning atrazine would increase costs to farmers and consumers' -. Pain can have a negative impact on a person's quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury, thus contributing to escalating health care costs.

Load More Trending Questions. The Case for Banning Atrazine. Atrazine is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the United States: Approximately 80 million pounds of it are used across the country each year.

It's a common contaminant of ground, surface and drinking water. It's so dangerous to both people and wildlife that it has been banned by the European Union. American Farm Bureau has even suggested that banning the chemical could cost corn farmers as much as $59 an acre to use alternative weed-control methods.

Other growers could be forced to absorb similar costs increases. In Arizona, atrazine is an important crop protection tool in the production of corn and sorghum. Int J Occup Environ Health. Jan-Mar;20(1) Would banning atrazine benefit farmers.

Ackerman F, Whited M, Knight P. Atrazine, an herbicide used on most of the US corn (maize) crop, is the subject of ongoing controversy, with increasing documentation of its potentially harmful health and environmental by: 3.

Would Banning Atrazine Benefit Farmers. Every year, atrazine is applied to tens of millions of acres of corn (maize) grown in the United States, making it one of the world’s most widely used agricultural chemicals.1 A powerful, low-cost herbicide, atrazine is alsothe subjectof persistent controversy.

It is. Uses. Atrazine is a herbicide that is used to stop pre- and post-emergence broadleaf and grassy weeds in crops such as sorghum, maize, sugarcane, lupins, pine, and eucalypt plantations, and triazine-tolerant canola.

In the United States as ofatrazine was the second-most widely used herbicide after glyphosate, with 76 million pounds of it applied each al formula: C₈H₁₄ClN₅. Using these assumptions, Dr. Ackerman and his team calculated that corn growers’ revenue would actually increase by %, providing a total of $ billion to farmers and the U.S.

economy with minimal price changes for consumers. In short, because of price elasticity, eliminating atrazine would improve farmer revenues.

Atrazine provides efficient, cost-effective weed control July 1, WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - American agriculture's oldest and most well-established herbicide, atrazine, is a component of an inexpensive and effective way to protect corn against many types of weeds, said Purdue University weed scientist Bill Johnson.

Farmers in Minnesota and other states are using innovative production systems to raise corn without atrazine and, according to the Pesticide Action Network North America, banning atrazine would result in yield losses of less than 1 percent, much lower than industry estimates.

The EPA has started the process that may lead to the banning of atrazine. Should that happen, it will be a lot harder and more expensive to raise corn and soybeans.

Atrazine is currently used on about 80% of the corn in Indiana. According to Bill Johnson, weed specialist with Purdue, “Atrazine is easily the [ ]Author: Gary Truitt. I compared the trends in corn yields per acre, and in corn acreage, in the United States, Germany, and Italy for Both Germany and Italy did as well or better in corn production after banning atrazine as they did in the 10 years before the ban.

And both countries did as well or better than the United States after banning atrazine.". KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 9, /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. consumers and society benefit from atrazine and other triazine herbicides by up to $ billion.

It’s Time to Ban Atrazine A commonly used herbicide called atrazine is a suspected carcinogen, but legal nonetheless.

Farmers have been using it since its registration in to control. U.S. consumers benefit by up to $ billion annually due to decreased producer costs, increased yield, and reduced soil erosion.

Inweeds cost U.S. agriculture an estimated $20 billion, and those costs continue to rise. Atrazine saves U.S. consumers $ to $ billion each year, by decreasing input costs and increasing the value of crop rotations. EPA Moving Toward Banning Atrazine. The EPA released a draft assessment Thursday on the safety of Atrazine; and, according to the agency, Atrazine products pose a significant risk to the environment and to birds, animals, and people.

Atrazine is used on over 80% of Indiana corn and is one of the most effective weed control products producers : Gary Truitt.6 The Syngenta Corporation & Atrazine: The Cost to the Land, People & Democracy 2 Executive Summary “Farmers like me are being put on the front line when it comes to the health risks of a chemical like atrazine,” says Paul Sobocinski, a Minnesota farmer.

This report summarizes the growing and persuasive.Atrazine Benefits. With its wide range of uses, atrazine has many benefits. Atrazine is critically important to US farmers. They value it for its effectiveness against some of the toughest weeds in corn — like lambsquarters, morningglory, nightshade, pigweed, cocklebur, velvetleaf and foxtails — that make it the most popular herbicide in pre-mix combination products.