Aggregate agriculture sector
Agriculture and associated agricultural activities are major contributors to the Arkansas economy. Agriculture is defined as the sum of agricultural production and processing activities, unless otherwise specified, and includes crop and animal production and processing, agricultural support industries, forestry and forest products, and textile goods. Agriculture contributes to the economy through direct agricultural production and value-added processing, and also leads to economic activity in other parts of the economy. This report is the tenth in a series of reports examining agriculture’s economic contribution to the Arkansas economy. The total economic contribution of agriculture (direct, indirect, and induced effects) on value added, employment, and labor income was estimated with the Impact Analysis for Planning System (IMPLAN) for the most recent year available, 2015.
English, L., Popp, J., & Miller, W. (2017). Economic Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the Arkansas Economy in 2015. Research Reports and Research Bulletins. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/aaesrb/1