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 the agriculture industry, and improving 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/become-a-member

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“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.

 

 

 

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  • Rabobank Suggests U.S. Could Become Self Sufficient with Urea Supply According to an article published this week in Farm Futures, Rabobank analysts have forecasted that the U.S. could become self-sufficient in urea supplies as soon as 2017.  The article suggested that the U.S. nitrogen fertilizer market could reach a point of saturation due to increased production capacities that are expected to come online in the next few years.  This could […] Read more...

GrassRoots Action Alerts

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