May, 2018
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Cynthia Edwards presents USDA Under Secretary Northey with the 2018 Arkansas Grown magazine.
Arkansas Ag Fact:

Egg production consistently ranks among Arkansas’s top 10 agricultural commodities in cash receipts, valued at $484 million annually. Arkansas produces more than 1.2 billion shell eggs annually and ranks 3rd in the nation for egg production.

Arkansas has seven egg processing facilities in Central and Northwest counties. Major Arkansas egg processors include Cal-Maine Foods, Caldwell Foods, Mid-State’s Specialty Eggs, and Rockhill Foods. The University of Arkansas Poultry Sciences program also processes eggs for student research, and the Arkansas Department of Correction processes eggs for consumption within the correctional facility system.

This month, Arkansas joins nationwide efforts to recognize the hard work of egg producers in meeting rigorous standards of quality and safety, and to remind consumers of the health benefits of eggs. Find the full Arkansas Egg Month proclamation signed by Governor Hutchinson, here.
What is one way the AAD serves Arkansas farmers and ranchers?

The Arkansas Grown magazine is published annually by the AAD to provide an overview and update of Arkansas's largest industry - agriculture. It is a free publication, available in print and online formats.Through a series of stories, narratives, articles, and graphics, we use this publication to communicate about agriculture through the voices of agricultural families and partners. 

Request free copies, or find the full online edition, here .