LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA) – Governor Hutchinson proclaimed March 20, 2018, as Arkansas Ag Day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by the state’s agriculture industry.
Hutchinson presented the proclamation to Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward at Tuesday ceremony at the Arkansas Agriculture Department headquarters.
The proclamation is part of a nationwide series of events as President Donald Trump declares March 20 as National Ag Day.
“I join the President in recognizing the dedication and commitment of our agricultural producers within our state’s largest industry,” said Governor Hutchinson at the ceremony.
Agriculture is Arkansas’s largest industry and contributes more than $21 billion to the state’s economy annually.
Arkansas is continually the top rice producer in the country and ranks among the top ten in broilers, soybeans, cattle, eggs, turkeys, corn and hogs. It’s also among the top 25 states for acres harvested in specialty crops including blackberries, dewberries, peas, okra, turnips and more
Find the full Arkansas Agriculture Day Proclamation, here.