One of the major food crops in Arkansas is rice.
Unlike regular fields with their even narrow rows, that stretch to the horizon lines at times, rice fields are widely spaced curving rows with berms dividing the rows.
A satellite view of rice fields in Hazen, Arkansas shows the wide and curvy rows.
From the highway this is what the fields look like.
These fields are generally under water for several weeks to a month or two. The dirt berms hold the water in the sections acting like dams.
Later in the summer months the green rice fields will show the curving landscape better.
Someday I hope to see how rice gets harvested. I’m told it is done with tractors fitted with either tank like conveyor belt tread or by tractors with huge balloon tires. I don’t know if the tractors are fitted with some kind of combine to lop off the heads as with wheat or if the crop is cut with a swather as is used to cut alfalfa.
I’m sure I will find out one day this fall or next. Just thought you might like to know about rice fields and a different crop than corn, wheat, or soybeans.