Atrazine Benefits | Economic Development | Syngenta US

The Benefits of Atrazine: Economic Development

Atrazine provides a basis for up to 85,000 American jobs.

The U.S. economy benefits from atrazine and other triazine herbicides by an estimated $4.8 billion per year due to increased crop yields and reduced input costs. For many farm families, the productivity boost supplied by atrazine represents the margin between keeping the farm and losing everything.

Atrazine’s value extends beyond farmers and the small businesses they support, to the tax base of rural communities, schools, teachers, sheriff deputies, and firemen. In all, atrazine and the triazines account for up to 85,000 American jobs.

Each year, triazine herbicides contribute the following economic benefits to American agriculture:

  • Sorghum - $343 million
  • Sweet Corn - $210 million
  • Sugar Cane - $60 to $120 million
  • Ethanol Production - $1.2 to $1.5 billion
  • Meat and Egg Industries - $1.4 to $1.8 billion