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!

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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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  • Washington Post Highlights Newer Plant Breeding Methods A Washington Post article published this week highlighted recent advancements in plant breeding.  The article focused on a newer method of plant breeding, which is designed to more quickly identify desired genetic traits and merging desired traits from multiple plants into a single new plant.  The method is similar to those used in the past in […] Read more...
  • USDA Launches National Program to Stop Feral Hogs According to Farm Press, the USDA launched earlier this month a national effort to reduce the devastating damage caused by feral swine.  The $20 million program aims to help states deal with a rapidly expanding population of invasive wild swine that causes $1.5 billion in annual damage and control costs.  The Wildlife Services program will […] Read more...
  • China Cotton Policy Shifts According to Doane’s Advisory Services, China is in the process of making a significant shift from its recent cotton policies.  Their previous policy of purchasing cotton at a greater than market price will be disposed of in favor of a new policy that will reduce the cost to the Chinese government while also supporting domestic production and limiting […] Read more...
  • USDA Expects Global Cotton Consumption to Increase The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton projections for 2013/14 indicate that global 2013/14 cotton consumption is estimated at 109.5 million bales, 3 percent (3 million bales) above the preceding year. Although rising for a second consecutive season, world consumption remains below production. More information below: http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=162261 Read more...

GrassRoots Action Alerts

  • Arkansas District Export Council Seeks Nominees from Agriculture The Arkansas District Export Council is accepting nominations for the 4th Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Global Trade, which will honor Arkansas companies that have excelled in the international marketplace. Award recipients will be recognized at the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade Business Luncheon in mid-May, at the Governor’s Mansion. If you […] Read more...
  • American Farm Bureau and Ag Technology Companies Seek Agreement on Data With the rise of technology in agriculture, farmers and agri-businesses who provide technology products and services are attempting to find agreement on how the data collected from these products on each farm can be utilized in the future.  Currently, American Farm Bureau is in discussions with several ag-technology providers in an attempt to find common […] Read more...
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