Biotech Acres Mixed Across Much of the U.S.

July 1, 2016 02:00 PM
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In 2016 whether corn, soybean or cotton biotech acres rose or fell was highly dependent on state. Surprisingly, some key players in corn and soybean production saw a slight drop in biotech acres.

2016 Corn Biotech Acres



Source: USDA Acreage Report

In 2016 there was relatively little overall change in corn biotech acres. Surprisingly Iowa, one of the biggest corn producing states, did see a drop in biotech acres overall. Missouri had the most notable jump from 89% in 2015 to 93% of corn acres planted to corn in 2016.


2016 Soybean Biotech Acres



Source: USDA Acreage Report

Soybeans seemed to see more growth in biotech acres in 2015 than corn. Missouri lead the pack with a four percentage point jump year to year.


2016 Cotton Biotech Acres



Source: USDA Acreage Report

Cotton acres seemed to drop in the majority of states. California, however, jumped forward seven percentage points.


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