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 Begins Cotton Reserve Sales On May 3rd, China began the process of selling some of the nation’s huge reserves of cotton. The reserve sales are likely to impact the country’s imports and stocks as well as world market prices.  Sales will begin on May 3 and run through the end of August with the daily volume  capped at 50,000 […] Read more...
  • New Index Established to Help Measure State of Farm Economy According to recent news reports, researchers at Purdue University and Chicago Mercantile Exchange have developed a new method for measuring the conditions of the agriculture economy.  The new barometer is based on producer surveys and combined with other economic data on farmland values, input costs, and crop and livestock prices. The barometer is designed to […] Read more...
  • Simmons Bank’s Delta Symposium Available for Review In April of this year, Simmons Bank hosted an all day symposium titled, The Delta: Why It Still Matters, where over 400 business and community leaders gathered to discuss the future of the Delta. The event was led and moderated by Rex Nelson, Director of Communications for Simmons Bank and former director of the Delta […] Read more...
  • Arkansas Continues Planting Progress The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas on May 2, 2016.  According to the report, Arkansas farmers were able to make significant progress despite recent heavy rainfall.  For most major commodities, farmers are well ahead of the most recent five year […] Read more...

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  • China Begins Cotton Reserve Sales On May 3rd, China began the process of selling some of the nation’s huge reserves of cotton. The reserve sales are likely to impact the country’s imports and stocks as well as world market prices.  Sales will begin on May 3 and run through the end of August with the daily volume  capped at 50,000 […] Read more...
  • New Index Established to Help Measure State of Farm Economy According to recent news reports, researchers at Purdue University and Chicago Mercantile Exchange have developed a new method for measuring the conditions of the agriculture economy.  The new barometer is based on producer surveys and combined with other economic data on farmland values, input costs, and crop and livestock prices. The barometer is designed to […] Read more...
  • Simmons Bank’s Delta Symposium Available for Review In April of this year, Simmons Bank hosted an all day symposium titled, The Delta: Why It Still Matters, where over 400 business and community leaders gathered to discuss the future of the Delta. The event was led and moderated by Rex Nelson, Director of Communications for Simmons Bank and former director of the Delta […] Read more...
  • Arkansas Continues Planting Progress The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas on May 2, 2016.  According to the report, Arkansas farmers were able to make significant progress despite recent heavy rainfall.  For most major commodities, farmers are well ahead of the most recent five year […] Read more...
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