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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  • USDA Updates Estimates for Rice Stocks On August 27th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) published new estimates for rice stocks for the U.S. and each major rice producing state in the Mid-South.  According to the report, rough rice stocks off-farm are significantly higher in Arkansas and Louisiana this year from last year.  Arkansas’s off-farm stocks are […] Read more...
  • National Cotton Council Opens Social Media Accounts Earlier this month, the National Cotton Council established a presence on social media networks including twitter, facebook and youtube.  The effort is part of a campaign to reach new and existing audiences through a more real-time broader scope than traditional media platforms.  They join other agricultural organizations on these platforms, including cotton incorporated.  The Ag […] Read more...
  • Cotton Board Sets 2016 Budget Earlier this month, the Cotton Board set the budget for the 2016 fiscal year during its recent meeting in Miami.  The budget was delivered to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for final approval.  Funding for the industry’s promotion and market development efforts was set at $76 million for the year.  This amount represented a […] Read more...
  • USDA Announces Estimates for Farm Income On August 25th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) announced the release of its latest farm income forecast.  The report showed a decline in expected farm income largely due to lower commodity prices, animal diseases, and drought.  Net farm income was expected to be down 36 percent from 2014.  This makes […] Read more...

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  • USDA Updates Estimates for Rice Stocks On August 27th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) published new estimates for rice stocks for the U.S. and each major rice producing state in the Mid-South.  According to the report, rough rice stocks off-farm are significantly higher in Arkansas and Louisiana this year from last year.  Arkansas’s off-farm stocks are […] Read more...
  • National Cotton Council Opens Social Media Accounts Earlier this month, the National Cotton Council established a presence on social media networks including twitter, facebook and youtube.  The effort is part of a campaign to reach new and existing audiences through a more real-time broader scope than traditional media platforms.  They join other agricultural organizations on these platforms, including cotton incorporated.  The Ag […] Read more...
  • Cotton Board Sets 2016 Budget Earlier this month, the Cotton Board set the budget for the 2016 fiscal year during its recent meeting in Miami.  The budget was delivered to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for final approval.  Funding for the industry’s promotion and market development efforts was set at $76 million for the year.  This amount represented a […] Read more...
  • USDA Announces Estimates for Farm Income On August 25th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) announced the release of its latest farm income forecast.  The report showed a decline in expected farm income largely due to lower commodity prices, animal diseases, and drought.  Net farm income was expected to be down 36 percent from 2014.  This makes […] Read more...
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