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

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking applicants for floodplain easements under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP). The program allows farmers to receive payment for establishing easements on certain lands damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. NRCS Offers more than $200 Million in Emergency Funding to Restore […]
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  • The Cotton Research Hall of Fame inducted another Arkansas native in its 2019 class with the addition of Dr. Johnie Jenkins, a plant geneticist. Jenkins, who grew up on a family farm in Phillips County, dedicated over 50 years to the research of cotton breeding, and played an integral role in the development of Bt […]
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  • The National Cotton Council (NCC) has issued a white paper reminder of marketing loan options available to producers with a summary of rules and procedures of the marketing loan program. The current price environment has led to the greater possibility of cotton producers receiving government assistance this season in the form of marketing loan gains […]
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  • On Wednesday, September 11th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they have formally repealed the 2015 “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule in advance of publishing a new rule around the end of the year. The action will make pre-2015 Clean Water Act regulations the law […]
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  • Two new distillery businesses are in the works for East Arkansas, and both have plans to incorporate Arkansas grown commodities as inputs into the alcohol products they intend to commercialize. Delta Dirt Distillery in Helena, and Franklin’s Distillery in Blytheville, both hope to spur local economic activity and find success in building their brands and […]
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  • The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is once again encouraging farmers to comply with the Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Program it operates. The program offers a a pre-burn checklist and a hotline for farmers to call prior to burning crop residue to determine if environmental conditions and other factors are optimal for burning. Farmers are encouraged […]
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  • The Arkansas State Plant Board pesticide committee met Friday, August 23rd, to begin the discussion of Arkansas’s dicamba policy for the upcoming 2020 crop year. The committee did not make any determination on what a new rules should include, but they did broadly discuss the rulemaking process and review current and past rules for dicamba […]
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  • Over the weekend, President Trump joined leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, and Canada, in Paris, France, for the G7 Summit. The summit offered an opportunity for world leaders to communicate jointly and develop unified policies towards world matters. President Trump left the meeting lavishing praise for the other participants and expressing […]
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