Kentucky farmers planted 1.52 million acres of soybeans in 2011, making it the top crop statewide.
The amount planted rose 120,000 acres from 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Kentucky Field Office. It's the largest soybean planting in the state since 1984.
State farmers planted 1.44 million acres of corn, up 100,000 acres from last year. It's the largest amount planted since 2007.
As for tobacco, for which Kentucky has been famously known, farmers planted 63,000 acres of burley. That's 9,000 acres less than in 2010 and the smallest acreage on record, the organization said.