2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Arkansas
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/21/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation322
Farm Operations - Number of Operations42,300
Farm Operations - Acres Operated13,600,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )924,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )6,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )1,760,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )33,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )4,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )131,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head1,059,000,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head26,500,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head13,167
Milk - Production, Measured in $14,773,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb79,000,000
County outlines for ARKANSAS

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS3,530,0003,500,00051 BU / ACRE178,500,000 BU9.75 $ / BU1,740,375,000
SOYBEANS, IRRIGATED2,974,0002,957,00052.9 BU / ACRE156,359,000 BU
SOYBEANS, NON-IRRIGATED556,000543,00040.8 BU / ACRE22,141,000 BU
RICE
RICE1,161,0001,104,0007,490 LB / ACRE82,644,000 CWT11.5 $ / CWT950,406,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN595,000183 BU / ACRE108,885,000 BU3.5 $ / BU381,098,000
CORN, SILAGE2,00019 TONS / ACRE38,000 TONS
CORN620,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND445,000438,0001,177 LB / ACRE1,074,000 480 LB BALES0.7 $ / LB369,600,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED351,000 TONS152 $ / TON56,392,000
COTTON445,000438,0001,177 LB / ACRE1,074,000 480 LB BALES
COTTON, UPLAND, NON-IRRIGATED30,00029,5001,041 LB / ACRE64,000 480 LB BALES
COTTON, UPLAND, IRRIGATED415,000408,5001,187 LB / ACRE1,010,000 480 LB BALES
HAY
HAY1,163,0002 TONS / ACRE2,331,000 TONS105 $ / TON245,690,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,160,0002 TONS / ACRE2,320,000 TONS105 $ / TON243,600,000
HAY, ALFALFA3,0003.6 TONS / ACRE11,000 TONS190 $ / TON2,090,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE245,690,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS30,00029,0005,100 LB / ACRE147,900,000 LB0.212 $ / LB31,355,000
WHEAT
WHEAT200,000125,00052 BU / ACRE6,500,000 BU4.4 $ / BU28,600,000
WHEAT, WINTER200,000125,00052 BU / ACRE6,500,000 BU4.4 $ / BU28,600,000
OATS
OATS11,0008,00085 BU / ACRE680,000 BU2.8 $ / BU1,904,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN7,00076 BU / ACRE532,000 BU6 $ / CWT1,788,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE1,00016 TONS / ACRE16,000 TONS
SORGHUM9,000
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES(D)(D)(D) CWT / ACRE(D) CWT(D) $ / CWT(D)
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit
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.