Department of Agriculture
Supporting Arkansas farmers and ranchers while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of Arkansas, the nation, and across the globe
Overview of Arkansas Crops
Arkansas ranks 1st in rice production. More than 1.6 million acres are harvested annually in over 40 counties.
Learn more from the Arkansas Rice Federation, UAEX, Arkansas Agriculture Council and Arkansas Farm Bureau.
Arkansas Cotton and Cottonseed
Arkansas produces 1.1 million pounds of cotton bales, and 371,000 tons of cottonseed. Arkansas is ranked 4th in the nation for the production of cotton and cottonseed.
Arkansas harvests 3.5 million acres of soybeans annually, and is ranked 11th in the nation for soybean production.
Arkansas harvests 125,000 acres of wheat and winter wheat annually.
Arkansas harvests 597,000 acres of corn annually, 595,00 acres for grain and 2,000 for silage (animal feed). Arkansas ranks 20th in the nation in the production of corn for grain.
Arkansas harvests 8,000 acres of sorghum annually, 7,000 acres for grain and 1,000 for silage (animal feed).
Arkansas harvests 29,000 acres of peanuts annually.
Arkansas Horticulture and Specialty Crops
Crop Producer Services
Apiary Inspections, Apiary Movement Permits and Bee Hive Resources
Boll Weevil Eradication
Seed Labeling and Certification
Pink Bollworm Survey
Phytosanitary Certification Strawberry Plant Inspection
Nursery Dealer Licensing
Ginseng Dealer Licensing
Landscape Contractors Licensing
Produce Safety Program
Sweet Potato Weevil Certification
Endangered Species Program (Protecting Endangered Species from Pesticides)
Ground Water Monitoring
Pesticide Applicator Licensing, Dealer Licensing and Permits
Agriculture Consultants Licensing
Grain Dealer Licensing
Grain Warehouse Licensing