Table 3.  Planted Acres of Soybeans by Region
Western Corn Belta Eastern Corn Beltb Mid-Southc Southeastd East Coaste United States
  000 acres % 000 acres % 000 acres % 000 acres % 000 acres % 000 acres %
1976 16,145 32.1 14,530 28.9 13,630 27.1 4,799 9.6 1,122 2.3 50,226 100.0
1979 23,370 32.7 19,620 27.5 18,470 25.9 8,360 11.7 1,591 2.2 71,411 100.0
1986 24,875 41.2 18,300 30.3 10,995 18.2 4,680 7.8 1,535 2.5 60,385 100.0
1987 24,120 41.5 18,580 31.9 10,330 17.8 3,675 6.3 1,475 2.5 58,180 100.0
1988 24,310 41.3 18,680 31.7 10,460 17.8 3,810 6.5 1,580 2.7 58,840 100.0
1989 24,790 40.8 19,020 31.3 10,750 17.7 4,460 7.3 1,800 2.9 60,820 100.0
1990 23,750 41.1 18,490 32.0 10,270 17.2 3,650 6.3 1,635 2.8 57,795 100.0
1991 26,035 44.0 19,420 32.8 8,990 15.2 3,005 5.1 1,730 2.9 59,180 100.0
1992 25,400 42.9 20,000 33.8 8,980 15.2 2,915 5.2 1,715 2.9 59,180 100.0
1993 25,300 42.1 20,410 34.0 9,690 16.1 2,915 4.9 1,770 2.9 60,085 100.0
1994 27,220 44.1 20,510 33.3 9,220 15.0 2,875 4.7 1,795 2.9 61,620 100.0
1995 28,210 45.1 21,130 33.8 9,130 14.7 2,290 3.6 1,735 2.8 62,495 100.0
1996 28,250 44.0 22,370 34.8 9,390 14.6 2,565 4.0 1,620 2.5 64,195 100.0
1997 32,450 46.4 22,610 32.3 10,390 14.8 2,777 4.0 1,778 2.5 70,005 100.0
1998 33,700 46.8 23,650 32.8 10,180 14.1 2,690 3.8 1,805 2.5 72,025 100.0
1999 35,800 48.5 24,100 32.7 9,700 13.2 2,360 3.2 1,770 2.4 73,730 100.0
2000 37,050 49.9 24,050 32.4 9,010 12.1 2,230 3.0 1,926 2.6 74,266 100.0
2001 37,700 50.9 24,650 33.3 7,685 10.4 2,135 2.9 1,905 2.5 74,075 100.0
2002 37,070 50.1 24,740 33.5 8,170 11.0 2,145 2.9 1,838 2.5 73,963 100.0
2003 37,650 51.3 23,770 32.4 7,990 11.3 2,253 3.0 1,741 2.4 73,404 100.0
2004 38,000 50.5 23,550 31.4 9,100 12.1 2,579 3.4 1,979 2.6 75,208 100.0
2005 36,350 50.5 23,010 31.9 8,485 11.8 2,259 3.1 1,928 2.7 72,032 100.0
2006 38,700 51.2 24,100 31.9 8,725 11.6 2,092 2.8 1,905 2.5 75,522 100.0
2007 32,570 50.3 20,550 31.7 7,410 11.5 2,399 3.7 1,812 2.8 64,741 100.0
2008 38,100 50.3 22,660 30.0 9,860 13.0 3,052 4.0 2,046 2.7 75,718 100.0
2009 38,800 50.1 23,030 29.7 10,220 13.2 3,337 4.3 2,064 2.7 77,451 100.0
2010 40,100 51.8 22,740 29.4 9,775 12.6 2,690 3.5 2,099 2.7 77,404 100.0
2011 38,800 51.7 22,370 29.8 9,565 12.8 2,223 2.9 2,088 2.8 75,046 100.0
2012 40,350 52.3 22,510 29.2 9,585 12.4 2,551 3.3 2,202 2.8 77,198 100.0
2013 39,300 51.1 22,710 29.5 10,110 13.2 2,507 3.3 2,213 2.9 76,840 100.0
2014 43,300 52.0 23,800 28.6 10,780 12.9 3,019 3.6 2,377 2.9 83,276 100.0
2015 42,100 50.9 24,010 29.1 11,045 13.4 3,153 3.8 2,342 2.8 82,650 100.0
2016 43,150 51.7 24,630 29.5 10,500 12.6 2,821 3.4 2,332 2.8 83,433 100.0
2017 47,000 52.5 25,700 28.7 11,530 12.9 2,895 3.2 2,357 2.7 89,482 100.0
 
a Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
b Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
c Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
d Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
e Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia