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! 



“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.



Action Alerts

  • The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Abandoned Pesticide Collection program will receive collections in Prairie, Arkansas, Lonoke, Jefferson and Desha counties in March. 2020 Abandoned Pesticide Collection Schedule: March 9th – Prairie County-County Fairgrounds, 4133 Hwy 249, Hazen, AR 72064March 10th – Arkansas County-County Road Department, 1421 Tip Lane, DeWitt, AR 72042 March 11th – Lonoke County -County Fairgrounds, 1006 W 3rd Street, […]
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  • At the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Outlook Conference held this week in Arlington, VA, economists with the USDA projected significant production increases and consumption increases for the 2020 crop and marketing year. The estimates did not incorporate potential purchases from China resulting from the “Phase 1” trade deal. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/ https://www.proag.com/news/usda-crops-outlook-forecast/ https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2020/02/20/usda-projects-stronger-exports-2020 https://www.ers.usda.gov […]
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  • Cotton Incorporated, the promotion arm of the U.S. cotton industry is promoting cotton and women in a new “Rosie Reborn” marketing campaign launching during National Women’s History Month. The campaign is incorporating Rosie the Riveter to promote cotton apparel and help honor the strides women have made in the workplace over the past 75 years, […]
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  • Farm machinery giant Deere & Co. delivered an unexpected increase in first quarter earnings while projecting a positive financial outlook for the remainder of 2020. The announcement was seen as another sign of some stabilization of the farm sector with government support programs and the apparent successful conclusion of trade disputes with key trading partners. […]
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  • Two new distillery businesses are in the works for East Arkansas, and both have plans to incorporate Arkansas grown commodities as inputs into the alcohol products they intend to commercialize. Delta Dirt Distillery in Helena, and Franklin’s Distillery in Blytheville, both hope to spur local economic activity and find success in building their brands and […]
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  • The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is once again encouraging farmers to comply with the Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Program it operates. The program offers a a pre-burn checklist and a hotline for farmers to call prior to burning crop residue to determine if environmental conditions and other factors are optimal for burning. Farmers are encouraged […]
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  • The Arkansas State Plant Board pesticide committee met Friday, August 23rd, to begin the discussion of Arkansas’s dicamba policy for the upcoming 2020 crop year. The committee did not make any determination on what a new rules should include, but they did broadly discuss the rulemaking process and review current and past rules for dicamba […]
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  • Over the weekend, President Trump joined leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, and Canada, in Paris, France, for the G7 Summit. The summit offered an opportunity for world leaders to communicate jointly and develop unified policies towards world matters. President Trump left the meeting lavishing praise for the other participants and expressing […]
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