Bill Wirtz writes in The Hill about the benefits of America’s farming system.
- Since the 1980s American farmers have steadily increased production with fewer resources while European yields have remained largely stagnant.
- Regulatory burdens in the EU have also prevented new fertilizers, pesticides, and GMOs from reaching the market which has led to more land and resources being used.
- By relying on the innovation of America’s farmers, we are now able to feed more people with a smaller environmental footprint.
- Lawmakers should recognize this and look for ways to reduce regulatory and legal barriers that hamstring innovation.
Read the full article here.