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/join

 

“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

  • Trump’s Latest Budget Details Hit Ag and Rural America Hard

    On May 23rd, President Trump released the details of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, and his proposal outlined several major budget cuts to programs important to agriculture and rural America. The proposal laid out more details than were included in the so-called “skinny budget” released earlier this year, which was limited on details […]
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  • New Company Led By Ag Council Board Member Aims to Help Farmers in Irrigation

    Brandon Finch, a board member to the Ag Council of Arkansas whose family farms in Caraway, Arkansas, is helping to lead a new company that is developing irrigation water management solutions for farmers.  The new company named Smart Farm Systems is utilizing home automation engineering expertise to deliver new irrigation automation systems to farms.  The […]
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  • May 22 Crop Progress and Condition Report

    On May 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted with 100 percent emerged, 98 percent of the rice crop is planted with 94 percent emerged, 74 percent of soybeans are planted […]
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  • USA Rice Meets with Secretary Perdue

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a delegation from USA Rice recently in a wide-ranging discussion of industry priorities including trade, flooding in the mid-south, the upcoming Farm Bill, labor shortages in California, food aid, and the importance of rice research programs. More below: http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/news/20170517/secretary-perdue-talks-trade-farm-bill-with-usa-rice http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-corn-leaders-stress-importance-exports-agricultural-sector   Read more…

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  • Trump’s Latest Budget Details Hit Ag and Rural America Hard

    On May 23rd, President Trump released the details of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, and his proposal outlined several major budget cuts to programs important to agriculture and rural America. The proposal laid out more details than were included in the so-called “skinny budget” released earlier this year, which was limited on details […]
    Read more…

  • New Company Led By Ag Council Board Member Aims to Help Farmers in Irrigation

    Brandon Finch, a board member to the Ag Council of Arkansas whose family farms in Caraway, Arkansas, is helping to lead a new company that is developing irrigation water management solutions for farmers.  The new company named Smart Farm Systems is utilizing home automation engineering expertise to deliver new irrigation automation systems to farms.  The […]
    Read more…

  • May 22 Crop Progress and Condition Report

    On May 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted with 100 percent emerged, 98 percent of the rice crop is planted with 94 percent emerged, 74 percent of soybeans are planted […]
    Read more…

  • USA Rice Meets with Secretary Perdue

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a delegation from USA Rice recently in a wide-ranging discussion of industry priorities including trade, flooding in the mid-south, the upcoming Farm Bill, labor shortages in California, food aid, and the importance of rice research programs. More below: http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/news/20170517/secretary-perdue-talks-trade-farm-bill-with-usa-rice http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-corn-leaders-stress-importance-exports-agricultural-sector   Read more…

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