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Rice Production in Arkansas

In 2023, Arkansas rice producers harvested 1,417,000 acres at a state average yield of 167.8 bu/acre (7,550 lb/acre) compared to the record state average yield of 169.6 bu/acre (7,630 lb/acre) in 2021. 

  • Arkansas accounted for 49.0% of total U.S. rice production and 49.6% of the total acres planted in 2023. 
  • Currently, rice is grown in 40 of the state's 75 counties, primarily in the eastern half of the state but also in the Arkansas, Ouachita, and Red River Valleys in the west and southwest areas of the state.
  • Rice ranks as one of the top three crop commodities in cash receipts for Arkansas farmers.

Highlighted Rice Information Sheets

2023 Arkansas Rice Management Guide

2020 Arkansas Furrow-Irrigated Rice Handbook

2024 Arkansas Rice Quick Facts

2020 Managing Water-Seeded Rice in Arkansas

2017 Fungicide Timing for Selected Rice Diseases

Alternate Wetting & Drying Rice Management

2020 Rice Research Verification Program Annual Report

Tips for Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation 

DD50 Rice Management Program 

RIS 172 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.sMlH0WiV.dpuf
RIS 172 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.sMlH0WiV.dpuf
RIS 172 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.sMlH0WiV.dpuf
2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials
2011 Cotton Research Verification Annual Report
2011 Cotton Research Verification Annual Report

Arkansas Variety Testing - Rice - Research & Extension | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System

Row Crop Verification    - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

RIS 172 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials2011-2013 Arkansas Rice Performance Trials - See more at: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/publications/#sthash.sMlH0WiV.dpuf

Economics & Marketing - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

Farm Planning ( Budgets, Risk Management, Planning Tools)

Crop Enterprise Budgets for Arkansas Field Crops

Food & Farm Policy

Commodity Markets (Market News, Situation Outlook)

MarketMaker (Farmers' Markets, Locally Grown)

Sustainability

USDA ERS Reports for Crops

USDA ERS Rice Reports

Biosecurity - Farm & Ranch | Arkansas Extension

 

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