Arkansas Rice Statistics
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 River Valley and in the southwest corner of the state. Farmers in over 40 counties in Arkansas produce rice.
In 2018, 106,650,000 cwt of rice were harvested from 1,422,000 acres.
Arkansas accounts for about 50 percent of all rice produced in the United States. Other rice producing states include Texas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri.