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

Arkansas Crops

Overview of Arkansas Crops

Arkansas Rice

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 FederationUAEXArkansas 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.

Learn more from The Cotton BoardArkansas Agriculture CouncilUAEX and Arkansas Farm Bureau

Arkansas Soybeans

Arkansas harvests 3.5 million acres of soybeans annually, and is ranked 11th in the nation for soybean production.

Learn more from the Arkansas Soybean Promotion BoardArkansas Soybean AssociationUAEXArkansas Agriculture Council, and Arkansas Farm Bureau

Arkansas Wheat

Arkansas harvests 125,000 acres of wheat and winter wheat annually.

Learn more from the Arkansas Wheat Promotion BoardUAEX, and Arkansas Farm Bureau

Arkansas Corn

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.

Learn more from the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum BoardUAEX, and Arkansas Farm Bureau

Arkansas Sorghum

Arkansas harvests 8,000 acres of sorghum annually, 7,000 acres for grain and 1,000 for silage (animal feed). 

Learn more from the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum BoardUAEX, and Arkansas Farm Bureau


Arkansas harvests 29,000 acres of peanuts annually.

Learn more from the American Peanut Council, and UAEX

Arkansas Horticulture and Specialty Crops

Crop Producer Services

Apiary Inspections, Apiary Movement Permits and Bee Hive Resources

Boll Weevil Eradication 

Seed Labeling and Certification

Pest Quarantines 

Peanut Grading

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 

Feed Registration 

Lime Registration

Agriculture Consultants Licensing 

Grain Dealer Licensing 

Grain Warehouse Licensing 

Soil Registration