Economics of Pesticide Regulation on Sorghum Production in the U.S. and Texas

  • Eduardo Segarra
  • Cris Gwinn
  • William P. Morrison
  • John R. Abernathy
Keywords: consumer impacts, producer (user and non-user) impacts, NAPIAP

Abstract

Using a national pesticide use survey in sorghum production, a market framework was used to derive the short-run welfare impacts to consumers, and producers (users and non-users) of the removal of pesticides registered for use on sorghum. It was projected that the loss of atrazine would have the largest overall impact, with an estimated loss of $266 million. Users of atrazine in the U.S. would be expected to lose $122 million with users of atrazine in Texas losing $42 million.

Published
2017-09-19
How to Cite
Segarra, E., Gwinn, C., Morrison, W. P., & Abernathy, J. R. (2017). Economics of Pesticide Regulation on Sorghum Production in the U.S. and Texas. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 6, 55-68. Retrieved from https://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/368
Section
Research Articles