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

  • Delta Plastics is offering a series of Pipe Planner educational webinars this month, and the opportunity to participate is available through a computer, tablet or phone. All you need is a secure internet connection to take part in a free training session.  Along with introductory lessons as to how to run Pipe Planner, attendees will […]
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  • On February 20th, the Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a public hearing on proposed dicamba use regulations for the 2019 crop year. The meeting will begin at 9:00am at the Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock. Comments may be made in person at the public hearing. Public Comment Period and Public Hearing […]
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  • USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service […]
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  • Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced the formation of a new Arkansas Innovation Council (AIC) to bring together business leaders throughout the state to support the further development and growth of knowledge based businesses and jobs in Arkansas. The group will assemble and conduct its first meeting February 19th in Little Rock at the Robinson […]
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Membership Information

  • The Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting will be held January 8, 2019 at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas. All registered meeting attendees will enjoy guest speakers and an industry trade show followed by a free catered lunch. TO REGISTER FOR THE ARKANSAS RICE ANNUAL MEETING AS AN INDIVIDUAL ATTENDEE, PLEASE CLICK HERE. TO SPONSOR […]
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  • A group of representatives from the government of Japan visited Arkansas last week in an effort to build upon ongoing business and trade relationships between Arkansas and Japan. The visit included several meetings with Arkansas industry and government leaders as part of an effort of Japan to establish and grow diplomatic partnerships with the United […]
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  • The Arkansas Cotton State Support Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd, at the Arkansas Crop Management Conference (ACMC) in North Little Rock. The meeting will take place from 1:30pm until 3:30. It is open to anyone in Arkansas who grows cotton and is interested in learning more about the research investments […]
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  • The National Cotton Council (NCC) will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Tx, February 9-11. The meeting will bring together cotton industry leaders from each state of the cotton belt. The meeting will be attended by representatives of each segment of the U.S. cotton industry. Attendees at the meeting will update policy resolutions, […]
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