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! 

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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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Action Alerts

  • The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) released its 2018 Annual Groundwater Report. The report, which is required by state law, provides an overview and update on the conditions and issues facing Arkansas’s groundwater supply. The report indicated that 2018 was a good year for groundwater supply due to sufficient and timely rainfall, which reduced demand […]
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  • USA Rice announced that Anheuser-Busch would continue its commitment to the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, which is a Regional Conservation Partnership Program project under the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the farm bill. The commitment from Anheuser-Busch included $150,000 for the project. More below: https://agfax.com/2019/03/18/usa-rice-anheuser-busch-partner-to-support-sustainable-farming/ Read more…

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would allow farmers with expiring Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts the opportunity to extend their current contract for an additional year to allow time for those contract holders to prepare for new applications should they seek to retain an enrollment in the CSP program. The new […]
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  • For Immediate Release: March 20, 2019Contact: W. Cade Bethea, 870.456.0285,  cade@campbellward.comArkansas Rice Accepting Applications for New Scholarship ProgramLITTLE ROCK, AR – High school juniors are eligible to apply for a new scholarship opportunity and win up to $7,000 towards higher education. Arkansas Rice’s “Rice Reps” is a five month program to help educate students about the rice industry […]
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  • For Immediate Release: March 20, 2019Contact: W. Cade Bethea, 870.456.0285,  cade@campbellward.comArkansas Rice Accepting Applications for New Scholarship ProgramLITTLE ROCK, AR – High school juniors are eligible to apply for a new scholarship opportunity and win up to $7,000 towards higher education. Arkansas Rice’s “Rice Reps” is a five month program to help educate students about the rice industry […]
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  • Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford recently interviewed with Roby Brock of Talk Business Arkansas about the Congressman’s thoughts on the farm bill and the ongoing trade dispute with China. They also discussed trade with Cuba. The Congressman expressed support for the continuity provided by the farm bill passed in December and he expressed confidence […]
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  • The week of March 10th through 17th was celebrated as Agriculture and farmers’ week across the country. In Arkansas, Governor Hutchinson proclaimed this week “Agriculture Week,” and March 12th as “Farmer Day,” to celebrate agriculture’s contributions to Arkansas. President Trump issued a proclamation on March 14th as well. National Ag Day was officially held on […]
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  • On Monday, March 11th, President Trump presented a budget proposal to Congress for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year, which begins October 1st. The presidential proposal, which typically does little to influence Congress, called for dramatic cuts to agriculture, including programs just recently enacted through the 2018 farm bill. President Trump proposed in his budget a […]
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