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Welcome to Arkansas FSA

 
Arkansas State Office
700 West Capitol Ave, Rm 3416
Little Rock, AR 72201-3225
501-301-3000

 

 

 

 

 
Spotlights

 

 
Updated ARC/PLC Payment Information Now Available

 

 
For information concerning the ARC/PLC program follow the link listed above. Information includes:

 
  • ARC/PLC Payments as of November 5, 2015
  • ARC-County Yields, Revenue, and Payment Rates as of November 5, 2015
  • Wheat, Corn, and Soybean Revenue Maps for ARC-County
  • Background on 2014-Crop ARC/PLC Payments with Examples

 

 

 

 

 
Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation
2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Reserve program (CRP) and in recognition of this milestone; FSA has launched a commemorative website. The web address is www.fsa.usda.gov/CRPis30. We hope you'll visit the site often to take an interactive, cross-country tour and see the nationwide impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unfold virtually over the next several months.

 

 
graphic of Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program 30 logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Arkansas Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) Normal Grazing Period

 
The Arkansas State Committee established normal grazing periods for each of the grazing types listed in the chart below. The established grazing periods are applicable to all counties in the State for 2015 and subsequent crop years.

 
Pasture Type
Beginning Date of Normal Grazing Period
Normal Harvest Date
Normal Grazing Period Days
WARM SEASON
Forage sorghum crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-irrigated)
April 1
October 31
214
Improved pasture with permanent vegetative cover (non-irrigated)
April 1
October 31
214
Native pasture with permanent vegetative cover (non-irrigated)
April 1
October 31
214
COOL SEASON
Annual Ryegrass
November 1
March 31
151
Improved pasture with permanent vegetative cover (non-irrigated)
November 1
March 31
151
Small grain crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-irrigated) LONG SEASON
November 1
March 31
151
Small grain crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-i9rrigated) SHORT SEASON
November 1
March 15
135

 

 

 

 
In the News

 

 
USDA Farm Service Agency Offers Farm Bill Website and Online Review of Farm Bill Programs

 
The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Act), also known as the 2014 Farm Bill, was signed by President Obama on Feb. 7, 2014. The Act repeals certain programs, continues some programs with modifications, and authorizes several new programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Most of these programs are authorized and funded through 2018.

 
For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs administered by FSA, please visit our Farm Bill website at www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill and for an FSA program overview please read, download and/or print our recently posted FSA Farm Bill Fact Sheet titled, What's in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?

 
For more information on FSA, please contact your local USDA Service Center or visit us online at www.fsa.usda.gov.

 

 

 

 
Dates to Remember

 
May 30, 2016 - FSA offices closed
July 4, 2016 - FSA offices closed
September 5, 2016 - FSA offices closed
October 10, 2016 - FSA offices closed
November 11, 2016 - FSA offices closed
November 24, 2016 - FSA offices closed
December 26, 2016 - FSA offices closed

 
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Planting Dates for Arkansas
Commodity
FCIC Final Planting Date
Corn
April 25
Note: This date applies to all counties except for Benton, Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph Counties
Corn
May 1
Benton, Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph Counties
Grain Sorghum
May 15
Upland Cotton
May 20
Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, St. Francis, White, and Woodruff Counties
Upland Cotton
May 25
Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Clark, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Lonoke, Miller, Monroe, Phillips, Prairie, and Pulaski Counties
Peanuts
May 25
Rice
May 31
Soybeans - Not Following Another Crop
June 15
Soybeans - Following Another Crop
June 25

 

 
Ongoing

 
  • Final Date to Inform FSA of Crop Losses is Prior to the Crop Disposition.
  • Reports of Failed Acreage Must be Filed with the County Office Before Disposition of the Crop.
  • Reports of Prevented Planting Acreage Must be Filed with the County Office no Later than 15 Calendar Days after the Final FCIC Planting Date for that County.

 

 
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