State Agricultural Services and Programs: Policy Options for Arkansas

Every state in the US other than Arkansas has a means of pulling the various agriculture-related offices, divisions, and/or agencies together under an entity charged with integrating agriculture policy, regulation and services. Because of our lack of integrated agricultural policy, Arkansas misses out on numerous opportunities that other states are aggressively pursuing, including: promotion; marketing; comprehensive agricultural development; policy analysis and development; exploration of long-term sustainability of Arkansas agriculture and rural communities.