When I became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in January of this year, I had one primary goal: to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have the policies in place that they need to feed, fuel, and clothe the nation while ensuring stability and consistency for farmers, ranchers, consumers, markets, and rural communities. After all, agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. And, while our work will never be done, we are off to a great start.
In Case You Missed It: New Study Reveals Banning Atrazine is a Jobs Killer
Tamara Hinton (202) 225-0184
WASHINGTON – According to a new study from University of Chicago economist Don L. Coursey, Ph.D., banning the herbicide Atrazine would damage an already struggling economy and would result in lost jobs in rural America. Professor Coursey's research indicates that a ban would cost corn growers between $26 and $58 per acre and would wipe out between 21,000 and 48,000 jobs related to corn production, with additional job losses in both the sugar cane and sorghum industries.