• 2016-17 Miss Arkansas Rice Announced

    Aug 29, 2016
    Craighead County 16-year old Madison Gibson was named Miss Arkansas Rice at the state contest last Saturday. She is the daughter of Scott and Karie Gibson of Jonesboro.
    Full story



  • Field Report: Arkansas

    Aug 24, 2016
    Growers across Arkansas and Louisiana are reeling after weeklong rains have caused flooding and created a delay for many farmers preparing for harvest. At Florenden Farms in northeast Arkansas, Ryan Sullivan reported that over the course of a week, Mississippi County received more than 7.5 inches of steady rainfall.
    Full story



  • 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo Celebrates Largest Production Year on Record

    Aug 11, 2016
    Against the backdrop of reports of rice harvest in various pockets of the state, more than 1,000 people came out for Wednesday's Arkansas Rice Expo to celebrate the rice industry and the beginning of the 2016 rice harvest. Arkansas is expected to produce more than fifty percent of the rice grown in the United States for the second consecutive year and have the largest production year on record.
    Full story



  • New State of the Art University of Arkansas Foundation Seed Facility Opens Doors

    Aug 10, 2016
    It was standing room only here yesterday at the dedication of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s new Foundation Seed Facility.
    Full story



  • Rice Farmers Push the Natural State’s GDP to the Top

    Aug 01, 2016
    Last week, the Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that Arkansas led the United States in economic growth for the first quarter of 2016, largely due to farming.
    Full story