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Arkansas Agriculture

Arkansas Agriculture

Arkansas Agriculture

As the state’s No. 1 industry, agriculture is crucial to Arkansas’s economy. More than 44,000 farms spread across 13.8 million acres annually contribute more than $20 billion to the Natural State. That’s nearly one quarter of the state’s economic activity. Additionally, Arkansas agriculture provides jobs for one of every six citizens.

Arkansas ranks in the top three nationally for broilers, catfish and several other commodities, as well as fifth in timber production, eighth in egg production, and 10th for soybean and grain sorghum production. If that’s not impressive enough, the state is actually ranked nationally in the top 25 in production of 23 different agricultural commodities. While the crops are important, it’s really the men and women behind the tractor that keep Arkansas agriculture strong. Arkansas has just under 69,000 farmers.

In Partnership With: Arkansas Agriculture Department

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Arkansas Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

45,071

Farmers Markets

192

Economic Impact

$9.7B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

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