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Driven by farmers' expectations of higher crop yields and/or lower production costs, management time savings, and other benefits, the rate at which U.S. farmers adopt genetically engineered (GE) crop varieties appears to have reached a plateau at high adoption rates (around 92-94 percent of planted acres) for corn, soybeans, and cotton.

ERS conducts research on a number of agricultural biotechnology issues, including:

A book from the National Research Council titled The Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops on Farm Sustainability in the United States (2010) is a comprehensive assessment of the environmental, economic, and social impacts of the GE-crop revolution on U.S. farms.

Last updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For more information contact: Seth J. Wechsler

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