Agriculture and food 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.
Popp, Jennie; Kemper, Nathan; and Miller, Wayne, "Impact of the Agricultural Sector on the Arkansas Economy in 2003" (2007). Research Reports and Research Bulletins. 18.