Arkansas Ag Fact:
August is Catfish Month. AAD officials will gather alongside aquaculture industry leaders and stakeholders at the State Capitol on August 9 for an official Arkansas Catfish Month Proclamation event with Governor Hutchinson.
Arkansas consistently ranks in the top three states in the nation for the production of food-size, farm-raised catfish. Arkansas catfish farmers contributed $18.1 million to Arkansas's agricultural economy in foodsize fish sales last year.
Arkansas catfish producers had 10.3 million foodsize fish in inventory on January 1, an increase of 61% from 2017.