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

  • Ritter Agribusiness Purchases Gillam Farms

    On Thursday, June 14, Ritter Agribusiness announced that it had recently purchased Gillam Farm in Jundsonia, Arkansas, the largest blackberry farm in Arkansas. The farm, which was previously owned by the family of retiring Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives Jeremy Gillam, grows blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and pumpkins. Ritter Agribusiness is an Arkansas based […]
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  • UofA Row Crop Blog Offers Updated Information on Crops

    The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has been busy offering valuable in season crop information for farmers through their Arkansas-Crops blog. The information is related to verification studies, common challenges facing farmers during the growing season, as well as market analysis and other relevant information. To read the latest information, […]
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  • House Expected to Consider Immigration Bills Before Return to Farm Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider immigration legislation on the week of June 18th. Consideration of immigration legislation could clear a path for reconsideration of the House farm bill, which failed to receive sufficient votes in May. Following the failed farm bill vote (198-213), some of the members who opposed the farm […]
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  • Anheuser-Busch and USA Rice Announce Expanded Partnership Toward Conservation

    On Friday, June 15, Anheuser-Busch and USA Rice announce expanded partnership towards conservation through the Rice Stewardship Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Rice Stewardship RCPP is a stewardship initiative between private industry, conservation organizations, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) designed to address water conservation, land preservation, and […]
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Membership Information

  • Ritter Agribusiness Purchases Gillam Farms

    On Thursday, June 14, Ritter Agribusiness announced that it had recently purchased Gillam Farm in Jundsonia, Arkansas, the largest blackberry farm in Arkansas. The farm, which was previously owned by the family of retiring Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives Jeremy Gillam, grows blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and pumpkins. Ritter Agribusiness is an Arkansas based […]
    Read more…

  • UofA Row Crop Blog Offers Updated Information on Crops

    The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has been busy offering valuable in season crop information for farmers through their Arkansas-Crops blog. The information is related to verification studies, common challenges facing farmers during the growing season, as well as market analysis and other relevant information. To read the latest information, […]
    Read more…

  • House Expected to Consider Immigration Bills Before Return to Farm Bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider immigration legislation on the week of June 18th. Consideration of immigration legislation could clear a path for reconsideration of the House farm bill, which failed to receive sufficient votes in May. Following the failed farm bill vote (198-213), some of the members who opposed the farm […]
    Read more…

  • Anheuser-Busch and USA Rice Announce Expanded Partnership Toward Conservation

    On Friday, June 15, Anheuser-Busch and USA Rice announce expanded partnership towards conservation through the Rice Stewardship Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Rice Stewardship RCPP is a stewardship initiative between private industry, conservation organizations, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) designed to address water conservation, land preservation, and […]
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