LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A special Arkansas license plate highlighting the state’s rice industry is now available. The Arkansas Rice Council worked with the Department of Finance and Administration to develop the specialty license plate to promote rice, Arkansas's second highest value commodity and top agricultural export.
Specialty fees from the plates will help fund scholarships and education programs for students pursuing careers in agriculture or the food industry.
"These plates are an easy way for any Arkansan to help promote rice throughout the state," Arkansas Rice Council President Steve Orlicek said. "It's a simple way to advocate for agriculture while helping sustain farming for future generations in Arkansas."
“My husband, Greg, had the idea to do the specialty rice plate after seeing the many different state plates promoting all manner of organizations and schools,” said Newport rice farmer Jennifer James. “What we hadn’t thought about initially was the amount of work it would take to make this a reality, and it did take a lot, but, now that it’s done, it’s a great visual and a constant reminder to our fellow Arkansans about the big impact our rice industry has on the state’s economy.”
Any motor vehicle owner may obtain the Arkansas Rice license plate for the specialty registration fee of $35. To learn more, please call (501) 682-4692.
Contact: Chuck Wilson