Arkansas

Welcome to Arkansas FSA

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

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Spotlights

Updated ARC/PLC Payment Information Now Available - click here.

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

USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers Facing Market Downturn

Farmers to Receive Documentation of USDA Services


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.

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Se Aproxima Fecha Límite de Nominaciones para el Comité de Condado de la Farm Service Agency

El 15 de Junio Comienza el Periodo de Nominación para el Comité de Condado de la Farm Service Agency


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 TypeBeginning Date of Normal Grazing PeriodNormal Harvest DateNormal Grazing Period Days
WARM SEASON
Forage sorghum crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-irrigated)April 1Oct 31214
Improved pasture with permanent vegetative cover (non-irrigated)April 1Oct 31214
Native pasture with permanent vegetative cover (non-irrigated)April 1Oct 31214
COOL SEASON
Annual RyegrassNovember 1March 31151
Improve pasture with permanent vegetative cover (non-irrigated)November 1March 31151
Small grain crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-irrigated) LONG SEASONNovember 1March 31151
Small grain crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-irrigated) SHORT SEASONNovember 1March 15135

In the News

2014 Farm Bill Changes to Farm Loan Programs

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
CommodityFCIC Final Planning Date
CornApril 25
Note: This date applies to all counties except for Benton, Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph Counties
CornMay 1
Benton, Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph Counties
Grain SorghumMay 15
Upland CottonMay 20
Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, St. Francis, White, and Woodruff Counties
Upland CottonMay 25
Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Clark, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Lonoke, Miller, Monroe, Phillips, Prairie, and Pulaski Counties
PeanutsMay 25
RiceMay 31
Soybeans - Not following another cropJune 15
Soybeans - Following another cropJune 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 Planting Date for that County