Arkansas

State Quick Facts

Population
3,004,279

Total State GDP
 $124,918,000,000

State Land Area (Acres)
33,302,400

Land in Forest
57%

Land in Farms
41%

Number of Farms
42,300

Average Farm Size (acres)
322

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre)
$3,250

Agricultural Cash Receipts
 $8,214,004,000

Cash Receipts from Crops
 $3,499,332,000

Cash Receipts from Animals
 $4,714,671,000

 

Top Ag. Commodities

Broilers
 $4,089,868,000

Soybeans
 $1,360,113,000

Rice
 $1,020,547,000

Chicken Eggs
$527,651,000

Cattle and Calves
$480,348,000

Top Ag. Exports

Rice
 $687,185,981

Soybeans
 $647,443,142

Broiler Meat
$406,098,276

Cotton
$335,352,931

Soybean Meal
$193,706,192

Arkansas Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, the Natural State generated around $9.0 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being broilers, soybeans, and rice. That same year, the value of Arkansas’ agricultural production and processing industries represented 8.1 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Arkansas’ food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.

Contribution and Impact Research Documents:

The following are current and historical studies, fact sheets, and articles related to Alabama’s food, fiber, and forest industries.  These can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking the images or links below:

 

2020- Fact Sheet- Feeding the Economy, 2019
2020 – Research Report – Economic Contribution of the Agriculture Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2018
2019 – Research Report – Economic Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2017
2019 – Pocket Facts – Arkansas Agriculture Profile
2018 – Fact Sheet – The Animal Feed and Pet Food Manufacturing Industry is Crucial to American Agriculture, Economy
2017 – Report – Sustainability Assessment of U.S. Beef Production Systems
2017 – Pocket Facts – Arkansas Agriculture Profile
  2017 – Report – Economic Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2015
2017 – Report – Arkansas Specialty Crop Industry: Economic Contributions and Characteristics
2017 – Fact Sheet- AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015
  2016 – Report – Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Food to Arkansas GDP (1997-2014)
2016 – Booklet – Economic Contributions of Arkansas Forestry 2016
2015 – Report – Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Food to Arkansas GDP (1997-2013)
2014 – Report – Economic Contribution of the Arkansas Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2012
2014 – Pocket Guide – Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture
2014 – Report – Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Food to Arkansas GDP (1997-2012)
2014 – Report – Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Food to Arkansas GDP (1997-2011)
2013 – Report – Economic Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2011
2013 – Pocket Guide – Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture
2012 – Report – Economic Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2010
2012 – Pocket Guide – Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture
2011 – Report – Economic Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2009
2011 – Pocket Guide – Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture
2011 – Fact Sheet – Economic Contribution of Agriculture to the Arkansas Economy in 2009
2010 – Report – Economic Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2008
2010 – Pocket Guide – Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture
2010 – Fact Sheet – Economic Contribution of Agriculture to the Arkansas Economy in 2008
2009 – Report – Economic Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2007 and Revised Estimates for 2006
2009 – Pocket Guide – Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture
2008 – Pocket Guide – Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture
2007 – Report – Impact of the Agricultural Sector on the Arkansas Economy in 2003
2006 – Pocket Guide – Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture
2005 – Report – Impact of the Agricultural Sector on the Arkansas Economy in 2001
2004 – Pocket Guide – Value Added Economic Impact of Agriculture in Arkansas
2002 – Report – Impact of the Agricultural Sector on the Arkansas Economy
2002 – Pocket Guide – Solid Ground Impacts of Agriculture on the Arkansas Economy
1999 – Report – Contribution of Agriculture to the Arkansas Economy

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.