How U.S. Soybean Acres Shifted

by Brent A. Gloy and David Widmar

One of the most important decisions many American farmers will make this year is what crop to grow. For most in the Cornbelt that choice primarily comes down to how they allocate acres to corn and soybeans. A while back we looked at how corn plantings had changed around the country. We decided that we ought to give soybeans their due, so this post looks at how soybean acreage has shifted across the U.S. in the last decade.