U.S. farmers' reasons for adopting genetically engineered HT corn 2010

This statistic depicts the results of the Agricultural Resource Management Survey which was conducted for corn in 2010. U.S. farmers were asked about their reasons for using genetically engineered (GE) corn. Some 71 percent of the respondents use genetically engineered corn with herbicide tolerance traits in order to increase their yields.

Farmers' reasons for adopting genetically engineered (GE) HT corn in the United States in 2010*

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Release date

February 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010

Supplementary notes

* Bt crops that have insect-resistant traits and HT crops that have herbicide tolerance traits.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Economic Research Service (ERS) sponsor the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). This survey includes a crop-specific survey of production practices (called ARMS Phase 2) for selected major crops each once every 5 years on a rotating basis. This survey was conducted in 2006 for soybeans, 2007 for cotton, and 2010 for corn.

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