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GMO alfalfa, sugar beets, canola: U.S. trends
Here’s a quick summary of trends in alfalfa (green), sugarbeets (red), and canola (blue):
Canola hovers at around 90% of total, sugar beets at 95%, and alfalfa (a perennial) is just getting started at a bit over 10%, but rising.
Why? According to data summarized by USDA, yields are higher and herbicide use and labor costs are lower.