Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S

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Adoption rates for genetically engineered (GE) crops increased rapidly following their commercial introduction in 1996. Soybeans and cotton have been among the most widely adopted GE crops in the United States, followed by corn.

The tables in this product provide data by year, State, and genetically engineered seed trait obtained by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in the Crops/Stocks Survey (or Agricultural Survey) for the years 2000-19. The Agricultural Survey began including questions about GE adoption rates for corn, cotton, and soybean in 2000, so data from other sources are used to estimate GE adoption rates for 1996-99.

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