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

  • Tyson Foods and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced on January 15th a new sustainability initiative that plans to incorporate 500,000 acres of corn into a land and farm stewardship system that is designed to address greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and enhance farmer profitability. This pilot program partnership will also incorporate MyFarms and […]
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  • On Wednesday, January 16th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that some Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices would be open to assist producers amid the ongoing federal government shutdown. According to the announcement, about half of the FSA offices will open Thursday, January 17th, Friday, January 18th, and Tuesday, January 22nd. More […]
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  • The United States and the European Union continue to discuss a common desire for reaching a bi-lateral trade agreement, but the two entities differ in how such an agreement should be structured. A primary difference in whether or not such a free trade agreement should cover agricultural commodities. The U.S. says “absolutely” while the E.U. […]
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  • On January 10th, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to federal regulations for dicamba. The lawsuit alleged improper procedures by the EPA in the approval of the initial 2 year provisional label which provided for the allowance of certain formulations of dicamba to be used over-the-top of crops […]
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Membership Information

  • The Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting will be held January 8, 2019 at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas. All registered meeting attendees will enjoy guest speakers and an industry trade show followed by a free catered lunch. TO REGISTER FOR THE ARKANSAS RICE ANNUAL MEETING AS AN INDIVIDUAL ATTENDEE, PLEASE CLICK HERE. TO SPONSOR […]
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  • A group of representatives from the government of Japan visited Arkansas last week in an effort to build upon ongoing business and trade relationships between Arkansas and Japan. The visit included several meetings with Arkansas industry and government leaders as part of an effort of Japan to establish and grow diplomatic partnerships with the United […]
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  • The Arkansas Cotton State Support Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd, at the Arkansas Crop Management Conference (ACMC) in North Little Rock. The meeting will take place from 1:30pm until 3:30. It is open to anyone in Arkansas who grows cotton and is interested in learning more about the research investments […]
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  • The National Cotton Council (NCC) will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Tx, February 9-11. The meeting will bring together cotton industry leaders from each state of the cotton belt. The meeting will be attended by representatives of each segment of the U.S. cotton industry. Attendees at the meeting will update policy resolutions, […]
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