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Rice Production in Arkansas

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In 2018, Arkansas rice producers harvested 1,422,000 acres and the state average yield of 166.7 bu/acre (7,500 lb/acre) was the third highest on record.  Arkansas accounted for 49% of total U.S. rice production and 49% of the total acres planted in 2018.  Currently, rice is grown in 40 of the state's 75 counties, primarily in the eastern one-half of the state but also in the Arkansas, Ouachita, and Red River Valleys in the west and southwest areas of the state. Rice ranks as one of the top three crop commodities in cash receipts for Arkansas farmers.

Highlighted Rice Information Sheets

2015 Arkansas Rice Pocket Guide

Tips for Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation 

DD50 Rice Management Program | Arkansas Extension

Rice Research and Practice - University of Arkansas Libraries


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