The Natural State

Agriculture and forestry are vital to the diverse, interactive economy of Arkansas as well as to our very identity as “The Natural State.”

National Ranking

•  No. 15 in agricultural cash receipts in 2012. Arkansas had 44,600 farms on 13.8 million acres in 2013. (USDA NASS, 2014)
•  No. 4 in saw-log production in the South*, with about 19.0 million acres of forest land representing approximately 57% of the total land base in 2012.


Source: Johnson, T.G., J.W. Bentley and M. Howell, 2014; U.S. Census Bureau, 2014; USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis, 2014.

*Includes 12 states: Okla., Ark., La., Ky., Tenn., Miss., Ala., Ga., Fla., S.C., N.C. and Va. (TPO, 2011)

Highlights of Arkansas Agriculture 2009-2013