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Market Factors Have Shifted U.S. Crop Acreage Toward Corn and Soybeans Over the Last Decade

Over the last decade, the amount of U.S. acreage devoted to corn and soybeans has expanded while area of other field crops, such as wheat, hay, rice, and cotton, has tended to decline. The magnitude of these shifts varies regionally, with the Midwest and Plains States showing the biggest gains in corn acreage, while the Plains, Atlantic and Southern regions all show growth in soybean acreage that combine to offset a decline in soybean acreage in the Midwest.
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Trends in U.S. Principal Crops Harvested

While cropland use in the United States has varied over the past three decades, the 8 most common crops — corn, soybeans, hay, wheat, cotton, sorghum, barley and rice — have consistently accounted for the bulk of harvested acres.
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