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Arkansas grows rice on more than 1.3 million acres each year, mainly in eastern Arkansas counties from Louisiana to Missouri. The top five rice-producing counties are Arkansas, Poinsett, Cross, Lawrence and Lonoke.

Arkansas rice, known for its versatility, can be used in a variety of cuisines and is notable for its health benefits. Rice is free of cholesterol and sodium and has no trans or saturated fat.

The Arkansas Rice Federation is the state advocate for all segments of the Arkansas rice industry with a mission to promote and protect the interests of producers, millers, merchants and allied businesses.

Arkansas rice farms also make a strong contribution to the environment. Rice fields in Arkansas, combined with natural wetlands, provide the single most important wintering area for North America’s mallards. Winter flooding of rice fields also helps prevent erosion, control weeds and protect soil nutrients.

The Arkansas Rice Federation is the state's largest rice industry trade association, serving as the umbrella organization for all sectors including the Arkansas Rice Farmers, Arkansas Rice Council, Arkansas Rice Millers and Arkansas Rice Merchants.