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

  • USDA Releases Arkansas Catfish Production Report

    On July 21, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Arkansas Catfish Production Report.  The latest report stated that commercial catfish operations in Arkansas had 8.41 million foodsize fish on hand on July 1, 2017. The breakouts of foodsize fish inventory with their respective percent change from January […]
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  • U.S. Trade Rep Announces NAFTA Goals Ahead of Negotiations

    On Monday, July 17, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) made public an outline of U.S. trade objectives for an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The outline included general goals as well as several detailed objectives for the United States, including a promise to maintain and expand market access for U.S. farmers.  The negotiation […]
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  • Senate Appropriations Committee Advances Energy and Water Measure

    On July 20, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the fiscal year 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which will fund the nations’s priorities for energy development, research, as well as water infrastructure needs.  The measure provides $38.4 billion to fund U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs, critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army […]
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  • Senate Appropriations Committee Moves Ag Bill with Cotton Assistance Provisions

    On July 20, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved a spending measure for the 2018 fiscal year that included a spending provision that would provide new assistance to the cotton industry if enacted.  The spending bill includes language that would explicitly name cotton seed as an eligible “other oilseed” under the 2014 farm bill, which would […]
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Membership Information

  • USDA Releases Arkansas Catfish Production Report

    On July 21, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Arkansas Catfish Production Report.  The latest report stated that commercial catfish operations in Arkansas had 8.41 million foodsize fish on hand on July 1, 2017. The breakouts of foodsize fish inventory with their respective percent change from January […]
    Read more…

  • U.S. Trade Rep Announces NAFTA Goals Ahead of Negotiations

    On Monday, July 17, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) made public an outline of U.S. trade objectives for an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The outline included general goals as well as several detailed objectives for the United States, including a promise to maintain and expand market access for U.S. farmers.  The negotiation […]
    Read more…

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Advances Energy and Water Measure

    On July 20, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the fiscal year 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which will fund the nations’s priorities for energy development, research, as well as water infrastructure needs.  The measure provides $38.4 billion to fund U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs, critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army […]
    Read more…

  • Senate Appropriations Committee Moves Ag Bill with Cotton Assistance Provisions

    On July 20, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved a spending measure for the 2018 fiscal year that included a spending provision that would provide new assistance to the cotton industry if enacted.  The spending bill includes language that would explicitly name cotton seed as an eligible “other oilseed” under the 2014 farm bill, which would […]
    Read more…

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