cost of arkansas rice farming

Each year, row crop farmers must balance their costs of production while forecasting the prices they’ll likely receive for their grain. A large percentage of their costs are related to land, fertilizer and equipment, but there are many other expenses that go into producing a high-yielding crop. This graph shares many of the costs that Arkansas farmers experience, on a per acre basis, for one of the state’s crops – rice.

*Does not include land costs, which vary greatly by region.
Source: Flanders, A. (2013). Input Costs Trends for Arkansas Field Crops, 2007-2013.
Keiser, AR: University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

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  1. I’m investigating how much “surplus” rice hulls that you have annually or per acre. I’m a local (Russellville, AR) R&D business that has ties with a company that can burn solids, liquids and vapor fuels and materials including plastics and make electricity. I spoke with the USACE, US Army Corps of Engineers and there is some interest in turning post-consumer plastics and other waste into pavement materials. when we burn plastic it don’t leave enough material behind to build roads, but I am thinking that if we recycled plastics and burned with rice hulls that have silica we could end up with a sand-type material that could be used locally and also help get rid of the waste plastic problem. The website is:


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