Soybeans represent 90% of oilseed production in the United States—covering more than 90 million acres per year. Much like corn, soybeans are grown by farmers in most states but the heartland leads the harvest. Other common oilseed crops are sunflowers and peanuts.
Soybeans are an important crop for human nutrition, animal feed and many other products that might surprise you—like crayons! One acre of soybeans can produce more than 82,000 crayons.