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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Action Alerts

  • Senate Ag Leaders Reach Bipartisan Deal on GMO Labeling

    On June 28th, just three days prior to Vermont’s implementation of new food labeling laws for products containing or made of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the majority and minority leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee reached a bipartisan agreement on federal legislation that would override the Vermont law and establish a new national labeling program. […]
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  • FAA Releases Drone Rules

    On June 21, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued final rules regulating commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. The move is designed to integrate the new systems safely into airspace and allow for commercial use of new technologies, many of which have application in agriculture. The rule applies to systems […]
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  • Crop Progress Report Updates Condition of 2016 Crops

    On June 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas has completed planting and the crops are advancing […]
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  • Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill to Stop WOTUS Regulation

    This week, the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bills that both contained provisions to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The measure provides annual funding for the Department […]
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Membership Information

  • Senate Ag Leaders Reach Bipartisan Deal on GMO Labeling

    On June 28th, just three days prior to Vermont’s implementation of new food labeling laws for products containing or made of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the majority and minority leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee reached a bipartisan agreement on federal legislation that would override the Vermont law and establish a new national labeling program. […]
    Read more…

  • FAA Releases Drone Rules

    On June 21, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued final rules regulating commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. The move is designed to integrate the new systems safely into airspace and allow for commercial use of new technologies, many of which have application in agriculture. The rule applies to systems […]
    Read more…

  • Crop Progress Report Updates Condition of 2016 Crops

    On June 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas has completed planting and the crops are advancing […]
    Read more…

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill to Stop WOTUS Regulation

    This week, the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bills that both contained provisions to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The measure provides annual funding for the Department […]
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