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

  • As the House and Senate continue to work on legislation to provide disaster assistance for a variety of recent natural disasters throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico in recent years, a new plan was introduced on May 23rd in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The plan is said to have bipartisan support and the support of […]
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  • Plans announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to relocate certain staff from Washington, D.C., to locations outside of the capital region are currently being challenged by Congress as the House appropriation measure to fund the USDA for fiscal year 2020 would prohibit use of funds for relocation efforts. Secretary Perdue is expected to […]
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  • On Thursday, May 23rd, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue made it known that the department had prepared a $16 billion aid package to assist farmers negatively affected by ongoing trade disputes. The Secretary is scheduled to meet with President Trump who will hold a press conference at 3:15 pm est. Details of […]
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  • The Arkansas River Valley region of Arkansas is anticipating historic flooding in the coming days as record snow melt from the Rocky Mountain region and record rainfall in Oklahoma and throughout other Arkansas River tributary areas in the Midwest. The National Weather Service is expecting this flood to exceed levels experienced in 1990 during the […]
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  • On Wednesday, May 22nd, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the names of individuals he would appoint to serve as Cabinet level Secretaries to his administration under the new transformation structure of state government. Current Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will continue to serve in that role for what will be known as the Department of Agriculture. […]
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  • On Wednesday, May 22nd, a second meeting between President Trump and Congressional Democrats on infrastructure reportedly turned sour quickly when the discussion deviated from infrastructure to investigations. President Trump indicated in a White House Rose Garden press conference following the meeting that he would not work with Democrats until they agreed to discontinue investigations related […]
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  • Phillips County, Arkansas, is made headlines when it recently announced a bold plan to become the first county in the state to install a solar energy system to power all of its local county operations. The county has entered into a $1 million contract with a Little Rock based company (Entegrity Partners) to install a […]
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  • NEWS RELEASE (May 20, 2019) Applications Open for SBA Innovation Bootcamp for Food and AgTech StartupsApplications Due June 28JONESBORO, Ark. (May 20, 2019) — AgLaunch is partnering with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and Arkansas State University to host a week-long agri-tech bootcamp to support agriculture startup teams as part of its Small Business Administration’s Rural Innovation […]
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