More Than 7.5 Million Acres Planted In Arkansas, Most Since 1997

Farmers in the Natural State have planted 650,000 more acres this year than in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). A total of 7.556 million acres have been planted, the most since 1997.

Soybeans, cotton, rice, corn, and oats are among the crops with a spike in acreage, NASS reported.

The nation’s No. 1 rice producer added even more acres this year, and its soybean growers planted the most acres since 1997, according to the Arkansas numbers from Friday’s Acreage Report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Arkansas, the nation’s top rice producer, still likes rice, with 1.391 million acres in the ground. California was next with 487,000, Louisiana third at 410,000 acres.    MORE

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