Arkansas is the 29th largest by area and the 33rd most populous. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state, a hub for transportation, business, culture, and government. The state’s gross domestic product (GDP) was $119 billion in 2015. Six Fortune 500 companies are based in Arkansas, including the world’s #1 retailer, Walmart, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt, Dillard’s, Murphy USA, and Windstream
The Arkansas Agriculture Department is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its Farmers and Ranchers competitive in national and international markets. www.aad.arkansas.gov/
Arkansas Grown: The Arkansas Grown program, administered through the Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD), began in 2012 to help promote the many agricultural products that are grown here in Arkansas. The program is often used to help make the critical connection between producers and consumers. The Arkansas Made program promotes goods and products made in our state by local makers and connects them to buyers.