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Agriculture is Arkansas’ largest industry

adding around $16 billion to the state’s economy every year.

Arkansas agriculture accounts for approximately 25% of the state’s economy and approximately 24% of the jobs in the state.

Poultry production is the largest segment of Arkansas agriculture; contributing nearly $4 billion to the economy and more than 116,000 jobs.

Rice is Arkansas’ number one export at an estimated $1 billion annually.

Arkansas is home to:
Wal-Mart, the largest food retailer in the world
Tyson Foods, the largest poultry and meat processor in the United States
Riceland Foods, the largest rice exporter in the United States
Producers Rice Mill, Arkansas’ second largest rice miller
Keo Fish Farms, the largest producer of striped bass in the world
Anderson Fish Farms, the largest producer of baitfish in the world