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

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“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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  • Bayer Makes Bid at Monsanto On May 23rd details emerged about a potential mega-merger in agriculture that could combine Bayer and Monsanto.  The two companies have been in discussions for several weeks, and an official offer was made earlier this month with the details of the offer emerging this week.  This merger comes on the heels of two other major […] Read more...
  • Crop Progress and Condition Report On Monday, May 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas farmers are nearing the completion of the planting season and preparing to harvest winter wheat. Most crops remain in fair to good condition with some […] Read more...
  • Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Begins in 2017 On May 21st, Arkansas State University officials announced plans to revamp the Johnny Cash festival which raises money fro the restoration and maintenance of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess.  The plan is to begin hosting in 2017 a 3-day annual festival that honors the musician.  The festival will be held in both Dyess and […] Read more...
  • EPA Updates Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017 On Wednesday May 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) for 2017 and biomass-based diesel requirements for 2018.  While the volumes established were lower than the statutory requirement, the renewable fuel industry and agriculture industry were mostly pleased to see an increase from 2016 levels. Overall, the RFS will […] Read more...

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  • Bayer Makes Bid at Monsanto On May 23rd details emerged about a potential mega-merger in agriculture that could combine Bayer and Monsanto.  The two companies have been in discussions for several weeks, and an official offer was made earlier this month with the details of the offer emerging this week.  This merger comes on the heels of two other major […] Read more...
  • Crop Progress and Condition Report On Monday, May 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas farmers are nearing the completion of the planting season and preparing to harvest winter wheat. Most crops remain in fair to good condition with some […] Read more...
  • Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Begins in 2017 On May 21st, Arkansas State University officials announced plans to revamp the Johnny Cash festival which raises money fro the restoration and maintenance of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess.  The plan is to begin hosting in 2017 a 3-day annual festival that honors the musician.  The festival will be held in both Dyess and […] Read more...
  • EPA Updates Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017 On Wednesday May 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) for 2017 and biomass-based diesel requirements for 2018.  While the volumes established were lower than the statutory requirement, the renewable fuel industry and agriculture industry were mostly pleased to see an increase from 2016 levels. Overall, the RFS will […] Read more...
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