The Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an update on the recent trends in the adoption of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the US. Commercial planting of GE crops started in the US in 1996. The adoption rates of GE seeds increased rapidly in the succeeding years. Most of the GE crops are classified as herbicide tolerant (HAT) insect tolerant (Bt) or stacks (a combination of Bt and HT). Other GE traits have been introduced, but HT and Bt traits have been the most popular for US growers.