Welcome to the Agricultural Council of Arkansas (Ag Council). We are a non-profit trade association committed to telling the story of row crop agriculture in Arkansas, advocating on behalf of farmers and agriculture businesses, and growing the economies of the communities around us. We have been promoting agriculture since 1939.

Today our membership is composed of family farms, agriculture related businesses, and others supportive of agriculture in Arkansas. Our members strive to advance policies that will ensure the continued success of agriculture in our state. The Ag Council is a well-known and respected voice in the world of agriculture. We work closely with policy makers in Washington, D.C. and Arkansas to shape the future of agriculture.

Our membership is our strength!                            http://agcouncil.net/become-a-member

 

“We are the only organization in the state that strictly represents the row crop industry, and we serve an important role for our members and their businesses. This organization gives us a strong and united voice among policy makers at the State Capitol and in Washington.”
-Herrick Norcross,  Ag Council President 2012-2013 – producer, Tyronza, Ark.

“Every farmer cannot give their talent, but there is no excuse for not investing money to protect your interests. You never know just when help from an organization like this will be needed and needed badly. Experience has taught us that you can’t wait until war is declared to form and train an army.”
Harvey R. Adams, Executive V.P. of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas in 1943.

 

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Action Alerts

  • Arkansas NRCS Releases Newsletter

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released a new quarterly newsletter on September 30th.  The newsletter, which is led by Arkansas Chief Conservationist Mike Sullivan, provides the latest news and information updates from the USDA NRCS state offices in Little Rock. The full newsletter can be viewed below: Arkansas Conservation […]
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  • Crawford Introduces Ag Disaster Savings Account Legislation

    On September 28th, Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford introduced legislation known as the FRAME Act, or Farm Risk Abatement and Mitigation Election Act, that would provide preferential tax treatment for farmers who save capital for purposes of covering losses in a times of disaster.  The concept is meant to supplement any additional safety nets that farmers may […]
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  • House Advances Water Resources Bill

    On September 29th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a two year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill that would authorize new water infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and authorize funding for important flood control and navigation systems that help transport agricultural products. The legislation also included provisions to provide funding to help Flint, Michigan, […]
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  • Congress Approves Spending Bill to Keep Government Open

    Congress was able to approve a short term spending bill prior to the close of the 2016 fiscal year that will keep the federal government open until December 9th.  The short term continuing resolution or “CR” will mostly maintain government operations at fiscal year 2016 levels, but there was supplemental funding added to combat the […]
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Membership Information

  • Arkansas NRCS Releases Newsletter

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released a new quarterly newsletter on September 30th.  The newsletter, which is led by Arkansas Chief Conservationist Mike Sullivan, provides the latest news and information updates from the USDA NRCS state offices in Little Rock. The full newsletter can be viewed below: Arkansas Conservation […]
    Read more…

  • Crawford Introduces Ag Disaster Savings Account Legislation

    On September 28th, Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford introduced legislation known as the FRAME Act, or Farm Risk Abatement and Mitigation Election Act, that would provide preferential tax treatment for farmers who save capital for purposes of covering losses in a times of disaster.  The concept is meant to supplement any additional safety nets that farmers may […]
    Read more…

  • House Advances Water Resources Bill

    On September 29th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a two year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill that would authorize new water infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and authorize funding for important flood control and navigation systems that help transport agricultural products. The legislation also included provisions to provide funding to help Flint, Michigan, […]
    Read more…

  • Congress Approves Spending Bill to Keep Government Open

    Congress was able to approve a short term spending bill prior to the close of the 2016 fiscal year that will keep the federal government open until December 9th.  The short term continuing resolution or “CR” will mostly maintain government operations at fiscal year 2016 levels, but there was supplemental funding added to combat the […]
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