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The Arkansas Rice Industry

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Rice in Arkansas is principally grown in the eastern section of the state with a heavy concentration of acreage in Arkansas, Jackson, Poinsett, Lonoke, Cross and other Delta counties. Rice is also grown in smaller amounts in the Arkansas Ricer Valley and in the southwest corner of the state. Farmers in over 40 counties in Arkansas produce rice.

In 2009, 1,470,000 acres of rice were harvested in Arkansas with production totaling 99,920,000 hundredweight.

Arkansas accounted for about 50 percent of all rice produced in the United States in 2009. Other rice producing states include Texas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri.



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