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 “Phase 1” trade deal announced by President Trump at the White House on Friday, October 11th, will require several weeks of additional negotiations according to multiple news sources. While President Trump noted that it would take a few weeks to put the agreement in paper form, he did not indicate that further negotiations would […]
    Read more…

  • On Friday, October 11th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had approved new GMO cotton technology as safe for food consumption. The technology provides for an ultra-low gossypol cotton seed, which can be used as a protein product in food and animal feed. The approval could be a major boost to […]
    Read more…

  • On October 7th, the Trump administration held an all day meeting titled “The Summit on America’s Bioeconomy” at the White House with biotech industry leaders in which administration officials reinforced their commitment to reducing regulatory barriers to agricultural biotechnology. The Trump administration indicated a plan of working with industry to develop a strategy to promote […]
    Read more…

  • On Friday, October 11th, President Trump indicated that the U.S. and China have agreed to an initial “phase 1” trade deal following a week full of high level trade negations between the two nations in Washington, D.C. While the agreement was not full scale, it did indicate some relief in the trade tensions with the […]
    Read more…

Membership Information

  • 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 […]
    Read more…

  • 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 […]
    Read more…

  • 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 […]
    Read more…

  • 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 […]
    Read more…