Adoption of genetically engineered crops in the United States, 1996-2013

Percent of planted acres

Line graph with 5 lines and 18 points per line.

Line 1, HT Soybeans.
Point 1, 1996 is 7.4.
Point 2, 1997 is 17.
Point 3, 1998 is 44.2.
Point 4, 1999 is 55.8.
Point 5, 2000 is 54.
Point 6, 2001 is 68.
Point 7, 2002 is 75.
Point 8, 2003 is 81.
Point 9, 2004 is 85.
Point 10, 2005 is 87.
Point 11, 2006 is 89.
Point 12, 2007 is 91.
Point 13, 2008 is 92.
Point 14, 2009 is 91.
Point 15, 2010 is 93.
Point 16, 2011 is 94.
Point 17, 2012 is 93.
Point 18, 2013 is 93.
Line 2, HT Cotton.
Point 1, 1996 is 2.2.
Point 2, 1997 is 10.5.
Point 3, 1998 is 26.2.
Point 4, 1999 is 42.1.
Point 5, 2000 is 46.
Point 6, 2001 is 56.
Point 7, 2002 is 58.
Point 8, 2003 is 59.
Point 9, 2004 is 60.
Point 10, 2005 is 61.
Point 11, 2006 is 65.
Point 12, 2007 is 70.
Point 13, 2008 is 68.
Point 14, 2009 is 71.
Point 15, 2010 is 78.
Point 16, 2011 is 73.
Point 17, 2012 is 80.
Point 18, 2013 is 82.
Line 3, Bt Cotton.
Point 1, 1996 is 14.6.
Point 2, 1997 is 15.
Point 3, 1998 is 16.8.
Point 4, 1999 is 32.3.
Point 5, 2000 is 35.
Point 6, 2001 is 37.
Point 7, 2002 is 35.
Point 8, 2003 is 41.
Point 9, 2004 is 46.
Point 10, 2005 is 52.
Point 11, 2006 is 57.
Point 12, 2007 is 59.
Point 13, 2008 is 63.
Point 14, 2009 is 65.
Point 15, 2010 is 73.
Point 16, 2011 is 75.
Point 17, 2012 is 77.
Point 18, 2013 is 75.
Line 4, Bt Corn.
Point 1, 1996 is 1.4.
Point 2, 1997 is 7.6.
Point 3, 1998 is 19.1.
Point 4, 1999 is 25.9.
Point 5, 2000 is 19.
Point 6, 2001 is 19.
Point 7, 2002 is 24.
Point 8, 2003 is 29.
Point 9, 2004 is 33.
Point 10, 2005 is 35.
Point 11, 2006 is 40.
Point 12, 2007 is 49.
Point 13, 2008 is 57.
Point 14, 2009 is 63.
Point 15, 2010 is 63.
Point 16, 2011 is 65.
Point 17, 2012 is 67.
Point 18, 2013 is 76.
Line 5, HT Corn.
Point 1, 1996 is 3.
Point 2, 1997 is 4.3.
Point 3, 1998 is 9.
Point 4, 1999 is 8.
Point 5, 2000 is 7.
Point 6, 2001 is 8.
Point 7, 2002 is 11.
Point 8, 2003 is 15.
Point 9, 2004 is 20.
Point 10, 2005 is 26.
Point 11, 2006 is 36.
Point 12, 2007 is 52.
Point 13, 2008 is 63.
Point 14, 2009 is 68.
Point 15, 2010 is 70.
Point 16, 2011 is 72.
Point 17, 2012 is 73.
Point 18, 2013 is 85.


Data for each crop category include varieties with both HT and Bt (stacked) traits. Sources: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from Fernandez-Cornejo and McBride (2002) for the years 1996-99 and USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, June Agricultural Survey for the years 2000-13.