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A Look at US Soybean Production by State

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:28am
Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Though a large majority of all soybeans grown in the United States leave the farm on a truck bound for a grain elevator or a rail line, most of them wind up either being shipped by rail or barge to end users across the country and beyond.

The U.S. produced 3.3 billion bushels of soybeans in 2013. The following is breakdown of the major soybean-growing states, their 2013 production in bushels and where the bulk of their crops are transported to (in- or out-of-state use or foreign exports):

Illinois: 460,600,000, in-state

Iowa: 415,350,000, in-state

Indiana: 259,000,000, in-state

Minnesota: 258,570,000, foreign exports and out-of-state

Nebraska: 247,000,000, foreign exports

Ohio: 217,070,000, mixed use

Missouri: 193,900,000 in-state use

South Dakota: 182,000,000, foreign exports

Arkansas: 144,000,000, foreign exports

North Dakota: 138,300,000, foreign exports

Kansas: 123,900,000, mixed use

Mississippi: 85,140,000, foreign exports

Michigan: 83,160,000, foreign exports

Kentucky: 80,360,000, in-state use

Tennessee: 72,960,000, foreign exports

Wisconsin: 62,800,000, foreign exports

Louisiana: 51,230,000, use not available

North Carolina: 44,640,000, in-state use

Sources: National Agricultural Statistics Service, Soy Transport Coalition

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