Adoption of genetically engineered crops in the United States, 1996-2014

Percent of planted acres

  HT soybeans HT cotton Bt cotton Bt corn HT corn
1996 7 2 15 1 3
1997 17 11 15 8 4
1998 44 26 17 19 9
1999 56 42 32 26 8
2000 54 46 35 19 7
2001 68 56 37 19 8
2002 75 58 35 24 11
2003 81 59 41 29 15
2004 85 60 46 33 20
2005 87 61 52 35 26
2006 89 65 57 40 36
2007 91 70 59 49 52
2008 92 68 63 57 63
2009 91 71 65 63 68
2010 93 78 73 63 70
2011 94 73 75 65 72
2012 93 80 77 67 73
2013 93 82 75 76 85
2014 94 91 84 80 89

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 2000-14. See the documentation section for more details on data sources for the various years.