Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-204) 45 pp

January 2019

Development, Adoption, and Management of Drought-Tolerant Corn in the United States

Introduced in 2011, drought-tolerant corn accounted for 22 percent of total U.S. planted corn acreage in 2016. Using data from USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Survey, this report documents trends in its development, adoption, and management, examining the role of drought exposure and moisture conservation practices, as well as genetically engineered seed traits, pricing, and irrigation.

Keywords: drought, genetically engineered crops, soil moisture conservation, irrigation, corn, corn yields, Agricultural Resource Management Survey

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Last updated: Monday, January 28, 2019

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