The Great State: Arkansas

Arkansas is a fairly large state known for agriculture, which brings in close to $16 billion for the economy, with the poultry industry making up over 30%. It is home to over 20 million acres of land, much of which is used for agriculture. Arkansas is a top ten producer of all of the following commodities for the United States: rice, corn, soybeans, broilers, cotton, eggs, pecans, catfish, turkeys, grain sorghum.

Capital: Little Rock

Population: 2,889,456

Founded: June 15, 1836 (Arkansas was the 27th state)

State Bird: Mockingbird

State Tree: Pine Tree

State Flower: Apple blossom

State Flag:

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Largest City: Little Rock

Nickname: The Natural State

 

Farm Facts:

Number of Farms: 49,300

Average Farm Size: 281 acres

Total Farmland: 13.8 million acres

 

For more information on Arkansas, check out their website.

 

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