Governor Hutchinson proclaims November Arkansas Soybean Month, recognizing the impact of the state’s top row crop, soybeans.
Ranked 10th in the nation for soybean production, the 3.5 million acres harvested last year in 41 of Arkansas’s 75 counties yielded 178.5 million bushels valued at $1.7 billion. Grown in more than 50 percent of the state, soybeans are the largest row crop in Arkansas, covering more acres than rice, corn, sorghum and wheat combined. “The miracle bean” is found in almost every aisle of the supermarket and hardware stores, biodiesel and more.
“We [the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board] created Arkansas Soybean Month to educate Arkansans about the more than 90-year history of soybeans in Arkansas,” Rusty Smith, chairman of the board and Prairie County soybean grower said. “We are proud of the work by our state’s soybean producers, and this month is one of the many ways we promote them and all facets of the industry.”
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