How did your soybean yield compare to the state average? Is the cost of production in your state higher than others? How many soybeans did the United States export to other countries?

You can find answers to all these questions and more in the latest issue of Soy Stats.

The United Soybean Board (USB) partnered with the American Soybean Association (ASA) to produce Soy Stats, a compilation of U.S. soybean statistics from USB, ASA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“Providing useful and timely information U.S. soybean farmers can use to maximize their profit potential is a priority for their national soy checkoff, and we’re pleased to have worked with our partners at ASA as well as state checkoffs to develop this resource,” said USB Chair Vanessa Kummer, a soybean farmer from Colfax, N.D.

Here’s some information about the 2011 U.S. soybean crop that can be found in the latest edition of Soy Stats:

• U.S. soybean farmers planted 75 million acres of soybeans

• The size of last year’s U.S. soybean crop totaled nearly 3.1 billion bushels

• U.S. soybean farmers averaged 41.5 bushels per acre

• The U.S. exported almost 1.3 billion bushels of soybeans

To see more information from the 2012 edition and view past Soy Stats, go to www.soystats.com.

In addition to the United Soybean Board, several state soybean boards and other checkoff-funded organizations provided financial support to produce the 2012 edition of Soy Stats.

They include the following: Illinois Soybean Association, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Iowa Soybean Association, Kansas Soybean Commission, Kentucky Soybean Board, Maryland Soybean Board, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, North Carolina Soybean Producers Association, North Dakota Soybean Council, Ohio Soybean Council, Oklahoma Soybean Board, South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council, and U.S. Soybean Export Council.