Pocket-sized ‘Profile’ gives big picture of Arkansas agriculture

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A pocket-sized guide that provides the big picture of Arkansas’ largest industry is now available online.

Formerly known as “Economic Contributions of Arkansas Agriculture,” the “Arkansas Agriculture Profile” has changed since its last edition in 2014, including more infographics, expanding the section on the state’s forestry industry and condensing the list of sources onto one page. (Find a PDF at http://bit. ly/ArkAgProfile2018)

“This booklet presents a concise look at Arkansas’ multi-faceted agricultural industry,” said Mark Cochran, vice president-agriculture for the University of Arkansas System and head of its Division of Agriculture. “Many people don’t realize the impact Arkansas agriculture has, contributing 17.1 percent of the state’s value added, or $21.4 billion, and this does not include the retail food sector; for example, grocery stores, restaurants and food service establishments.

 

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