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Arkansas Ag Info

Agriculture is Arkansas’ largest industry, adding around $16 billion to the state’s economy every year. The Natural State’s diverse landscape and climate produce a wide variety of agricultural products. Arkansas is a major exporter of rice, soybeans, cotton, poultry and feed grains. There are 49,346 farms statewide and 97 percent of Arkansas’ farms are family-owned. A mere 16 percent of Arkansas’ farms account for a whopping 92 percent of production. Below you will find an overview of Arkansas agriculture, facts about commodities, biofuels, checkoff programs, trade and more.