2,4-D controls weeds in a safe and effective manner at a low cost. This translates to lower prices on products made from crops such as wheat, rice, oats and corn as well as dozens of fruits and vegetables. 2,4-D also provides a healthier grazing environment, improving herd health and helps ranchers lower feed costs and feed more cattle.
As nutritionists continue to encourage diets to include a wider variety of fruits and vegetables, 2,4-D helps keep prices on these foods affordable for many families. The environmental benefits of 2,4-D come from its ability to allow no-till farming, which decreases soil erosion and greenhouse gases.