United States: Celebrating Arkansas-grown soybeans
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Published Nov 29, 2023
In November, Arkansas celebrated and promoted soybeans as the state's largest row crop and one of its most valuable agricultural commodities. Arkansas ranks 10th in the nation for soybean production and is expected to have a record average yield in 2023. To celebrate, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order proclaiming November 2023 as "Arkansas Soybean Month" and hosted the nation's first ever whole soy culinary challenge.
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In Arkansas, the soybean acreage alone trumps that of all other row crops combined, including rice, corn, cotton, peanuts, and wheat. Currently, the Natural State ranks 10th in the nation for soybean production, and farmers are estimated to set a record average yield in 2023 at 53 bushels per acre. That would put this year’s 2.95 million harvested acres at a total production of approximately 156.3 million bushels – less than a 5% decrease from the 2022 production of 163.8 million bushels and valued at $2.36 billion. Arkansas’ level of soybean production and export volume makes the commodity a key player in the state’s economy. To celebrate the impact, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order proclaiming November 2023 as “Arkansas Soybean Month.” She personally presented the signed proclamation to agricultural leaders and representatives of the soybean industry on Nov. 14 at the Arkansas State Capitol. In her proclamation, Gov. Sanders encouraged the citizens of ...