90 Percent of Rice Crops in Northeast Arkansas Could be Damaged or Destroyed According to U of A

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture estimates 100,000 rice acres have probably been destroyed or significantly impacted due to historic floodwaters in northeast Arkansas.
Farmers planted an estimated 1.2 million rice acres this spring, meaning about 90 percent of the state’s rice crop was in the ground when the Pocahontas Levee system ruptured a few days ago.
The U of A says Arkansas could have its worst rice crop since 1984.

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