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Corn & Grain Sorghum in Arkansas

The Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Board was established to provide Arkansas's growers with the tools and resources necessary to improve profitability and sustainability.

According to USDA data, the top five grain sorghum producing states account for 89 percent of total U.S. acres planted. Total U.S. production of grain sorghum in 2015 was 597 million bushels. The top sorghum producing states are Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Facts

  • Arkansas farmers planted 760,000 acres of corn in 2016.
  • Corn and grain sorghum produced an estimated value of $296 million in 2015.
  • About 70 percent of corn grown in Arkansas will be used to feed livestock and poultry across the state.
  • Arkansas farmers planted 47,000 acres of sorghum in 2016.
  • The 2016 sorghum crop yielded an estimated $172 million.
  • The vast majority of grain sorghum is grown in the Mississippi River Delta region of Eastern Arkansas.