2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Arkansas
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Mar/02/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Number of Operations44,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )863,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )7,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )1,640,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )38,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )4,400
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )110,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head29,000,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head13,714
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb96,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS3,240,0003,210,00050.00 BU / ACRE160,500,000 BU10.70 $ / BU1,717,350,000
RICE
RICE1,486,0001,480,0007,560.00 LB / ACRE111,957,000 CWT12.70 $ / CWT1,421,854,000
RICE, LONG GRAIN1,270,0001,265,0007,570.00 LB / ACRE95,761,000 CWT
RICE, MEDIUM GRAIN215,000214,0007,540.00 LB / ACRE16,136,000 CWT
RICE, SHORT GRAIN1,0001,0006,000.00 LB / ACRE60,000 CWT
CORN
CORN, GRAIN530,000187.00 BU / ACRE99,110,000 BU4.05 $ / BU401,396,000
CORN, SILAGE2,00018.00 TONS / ACRE36,000 TONS
CORN540,000
HAY
HAY1,225,0002.01 TONS / ACRE2,458,000 TONS115.00 $ / TON284,200,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,220,0002.00 TONS / ACRE2,440,000 TONS115.00 $ / TON280,600,000
HAY, ALFALFA5,0003.60 TONS / ACRE18,000 TONS200.00 $ / TON3,600,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND335,000330,0001,193.00 LB / ACRE820,000 480 LB BALES0.62 $ / LB243,638,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED284,000 TONS221.00 $ / TON62,764,000
COTTON335,000330,0001,193.00 LB / ACRE820,000 480 LB BALES
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER465,000395,00063.00 BU / ACRE24,885,000 BU5.60 $ / BU139,356,000
WHEAT465,000395,00063.00 BU / ACRE24,885,000 BU5.60 $ / BU139,356,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN165,00097.00 BU / ACRE16,005,000 BU7.05 $ / CWT63,188,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE2,00017.00 TONS / ACRE34,000 TONS
SORGHUM170,000
PECANS
PECANS, UTILIZED, IN SHELL3,500,000 LB4,612,000
PECANS, IMPROVED, UTILIZED, IN SHELL2,200,000 LB3,520,000
PECANS, NATIVE & SEEDLING, UTILIZED, IN SHELL1,300,000 LB1,092,000
PECANS, NATIVE & SEEDLING0.84 $ / LB
PECANS, IMPROVED1.60 $ / LB
PECANS1.32 $ / LB
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET1,7001,600200.00 CWT / ACRE320,000 CWT13.00 $ / CWT4,160,000
OATS
OATS12,0008,00090.00 BU / ACRE720,000 BU3.95 $ / BU2,844,000
GRAPES
GRAPES, UTILIZED1,390 TONS1,254,000
GRAPES7002.13 TONS / ACRE1,490 TONS902.00 $ / TON
GRAPES, NOT HARVESTED100 TONS
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED570 TONS1,049,000
PEACHES, NOT SOLD20 TONS
PEACHES, NOT HARVESTED60 TONS
PEACHES6501.00 TONS / ACRE650 TONS1,840.00 $ / TON
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET360,000 LB1.72 $ / LB619,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED1,800.00 LB / ACRE360,000 LB619,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME200380,000 LB1.72 $ / LB
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, NOT HARVESTED20,000 LB
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET62.00 $ / CWT
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES4,0003,900200.00 CWT / ACRE780,000 CWT

Census State Profile: Arkansas

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold9,775,7581450
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 4,834,8791550
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products4,940,8801250
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas4,214,3551050
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed445,812417
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes36,5773650
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries15,6003450
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod41,7844050
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops3793549
Other crops and hay80,3713850
Poultry and eggs4,011,725350
Cattle and calves766,4762050
Milk from cows28,2254350
Hogs and pigs47,1782850
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk3,9543750
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys11,6993650
Aquaculture67,453950
Other animals and other animal products4,1693950
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Soybeans for beans3,154,0611145
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop1,286,6881950
Rice1,285,381110
Corn for grain695,0032049
Cotton, all586,351317
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens170,380,435350
Layers12,545,9521050
Turkeys8,821,769350
Pullets for laying flock replacement6,749,434650
Cattle and calves1,615,7742050

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00011,432
   $1,000 to $2,4993,836
   $2,500 to $4,9994,497
   $5,000 to $9,9995,455
   $10,000 to $19,9995,274
   $20,000 to $24,9991,514
   $25,000 to $39,9992,610
   $40,000 to $49,999919
   $50,000 to $99,9992,028
   $100,000 to $249,9991,310
   $250,000 to $499,9991,076
   $500,000 or more5,120
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)7,701,266
   Average per farm ($)170,870
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)2,544,441
   Average per farm ($)56,454
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming21,315
   Other23,756
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male39,586
   Female5,485
  
Average age of principal operator58.1
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native821
   Asian608
   Black or African American1,395
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander5
   White65,437
   More than one race474
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2761

Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.