Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Operates Under Internationally Recognized Standards through A2LA Accreditation (Staff members pictured at right, Congrats to this hard-working crew!)
 
The 2017 edition of Arkansas Grown is now available. Find tips and trends from all agricultural industries in Arkansas, and personal stories highlighting the individuals and families that make agriculture Arkansas's TOP industry.


Arkansas News
Watch the newest Agri Arkansas episode from the Arkansas Educational Television Network - featuring Governor Hutchinson discussing Cuba relations and possible affects on Arkansas agriculture, expanding opportunities for Arkansas timber, and his own agricultural background.  
Arkansas Agriculture-Forestry officials gathered January 24 at the Capitol for Forestry Day. Forestry partners from the AAD/Arkansas Forestry Commission, as well as private, federal, and other state agencies visited with state leaders and guests about forest industry, needs, protection of, growth, challenges, and outlook for the future of Arkansas forests. 
Arkansas Ag Fact

Arkansas is a leading producer, processor and marketer of animal agriculture protein products, according to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Poultry and egg production and processing is the leading industry, with direct contributions of:
•  1 in 4 agricultural Jobs;
•  $1 in every $4 of agricultural Labor Income; and
•  Almost $1 in every $4 of agricultural Value Added.

Learn more in the Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture Report. 

What is one way the AAD serves AR farmers and ranchers?

The Forestry Inventory and Analysis Program is undertaken by a group of foresters/scientists at the Arkansas Forestry Commission. This crew works with the U.S. Forest Service to survey hundreds of data plots throughout Arkansas forests to understand forest health, volume, density, distribution, changes/damages, and more.

This program is responsible for facts including: 1) Arkansas is home to over 19 million acres of forested land, and 2) Arkansas is home to 11.8 billion trees.  

National News
Regulatory Updates and Comment Periods, provided by the National Agricultural Law Center
Upcoming Events
Arkansas Agriculture Board Quarterly Meeting: Feb. 7, Little Rock
The Arkansas Agriculture Department is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.

Contact us to add your event to our calendar; or to let us know about other updates, inquiries, and more. Send an e-mail to info@aad.ar.gov
www.aad.arkansas.gov