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! 



“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.



Action Alerts

  • Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward have issued information to assist agricultural businesses in the state. The information provided, includes an explanation of agriculture as an essential critical infrastructure and guidance for businesses and industry facilities that may be subject to illness among their workforce. More below: https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/arkansas-social-media-shareables-and-print-resources Additional Resources: https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/covid-19 Read more…

  • On March 31st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new rice and grains stocks report for Arkansas. According to the report, Arkansas rough rice stocks in all positions on March 1, 2020, totaled 44.1 million hundredweight (cwt), down 16 percent from March 1, 2019. Stocks held on farms totaled 8.50 […]
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  • On Friday, March 27th, a large tornado hit the center of Jonesboro causing significant property damage to many buildings, including the largest shopping center and the airport. Fortunately no lives were lost. This major tornado hit the town in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in which some residents of the county are currently […]
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  • President Trump made it known that he’d like to work with Congress to approve a massive infrastructure spending bill as an initiative to rebuild the U.S. economy as it looks to emerge from the ongoing pandemic from COVID-19, a novel corona virus that originated in China in late 2019 and has since spread around the […]
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  • Two new distillery businesses are in the works for East Arkansas, and both have plans to incorporate Arkansas grown commodities as inputs into the alcohol products they intend to commercialize. Delta Dirt Distillery in Helena, and Franklin’s Distillery in Blytheville, both hope to spur local economic activity and find success in building their brands and […]
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  • The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is once again encouraging farmers to comply with the Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Program it operates. The program offers a a pre-burn checklist and a hotline for farmers to call prior to burning crop residue to determine if environmental conditions and other factors are optimal for burning. Farmers are encouraged […]
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  • The Arkansas State Plant Board pesticide committee met Friday, August 23rd, to begin the discussion of Arkansas’s dicamba policy for the upcoming 2020 crop year. The committee did not make any determination on what a new rules should include, but they did broadly discuss the rulemaking process and review current and past rules for dicamba […]
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  • Over the weekend, President Trump joined leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, and Canada, in Paris, France, for the G7 Summit. The summit offered an opportunity for world leaders to communicate jointly and develop unified policies towards world matters. President Trump left the meeting lavishing praise for the other participants and expressing […]
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