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/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.

“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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  • China Plans Auction for Stored Cotton According to news reports, China intends to auction an initial volume of 1 million tons of cotton from its 10 million ton reserves during July and August.  The move will likely have a negative price impact on cotton as it would dramatically increase the supply in the world market. While many question the quality of […] Read more...
  • Supreme Court Deals EPA a Blow on Environmental Regulations A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that determined an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation related to mercury emissions from coal plants was not legal has inspired industry groups to further fight other regulations that have recently emerged from the EPA.  These include regulations related to the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. […] Read more...
  • Several States File Lawsuit on WOTUS Rule Attorneys general from thirteen states, including Arkansas, filed a lawsuit Monday challenging EPA’s new rule defining the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of clean water act.  Primary among the concerns raised in the suit was the impact the regulations will have on agricultural productions by regulating lands that […] Read more...
  • Governor Signs Trade Memo With Vietnamese Group On June 29th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam’s Dong Nai Province related to future commerce and trade development. The memorandum was signed at a ceremony in the Governor’s office a day before the province was to announce the opening of a trade office in Bentonville.  The province from Vietnam […] Read more...

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  • China Plans Auction for Stored Cotton According to news reports, China intends to auction an initial volume of 1 million tons of cotton from its 10 million ton reserves during July and August.  The move will likely have a negative price impact on cotton as it would dramatically increase the supply in the world market. While many question the quality of […] Read more...
  • Supreme Court Deals EPA a Blow on Environmental Regulations A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that determined an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation related to mercury emissions from coal plants was not legal has inspired industry groups to further fight other regulations that have recently emerged from the EPA.  These include regulations related to the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. […] Read more...
  • Several States File Lawsuit on WOTUS Rule Attorneys general from thirteen states, including Arkansas, filed a lawsuit Monday challenging EPA’s new rule defining the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), asserting that the rule expands the scope of clean water act.  Primary among the concerns raised in the suit was the impact the regulations will have on agricultural productions by regulating lands that […] Read more...
  • Governor Signs Trade Memo With Vietnamese Group On June 29th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam’s Dong Nai Province related to future commerce and trade development. The memorandum was signed at a ceremony in the Governor’s office a day before the province was to announce the opening of a trade office in Bentonville.  The province from Vietnam […] Read more...
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