Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-163) 28 pp

November 2016

The Adoption of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa, Canola and Sugarbeets in the United States

This report uses data from USDA’s 2013 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) to analyze the adoption of GE alfalfa, canola, and sugarbeets in the United States. It also discusses legal/regulatory issues associated with the commercialization of these crops, trends in adoption rates, and the economic impacts of adoption.

Keywords: Agricultural biotechnology, genetically engineered crops, herbicide tolerance, alfalfa, canola, sugarbeets

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