Source: Research and Markets via Businesswire.com
Banning the agricultural herbicide atrazine would cost between 21,000 and 48,000 jobs from corn production losses alone, according to University of Chicago economist Don Coursey, Ph.D.
Dr. Coursey announced his findings at a briefing sponsored by the Triazine Network this week at the National Press Club in Washington. Coursey estimates atrazine's annual production value to corn alone to be between $2.3 billion and $5 billion. Atrazine's additional value to sorghum, sugar cane and other uses increases these totals.