A look at US soybean production by state

    A look at US soybean production by state

    Posted on Aug. 9, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 9, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.

    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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