Arkansas State Office
700 West Capitol Ave, Rm 3416
Little Rock, AR 72201-3225
USDA and the University of Arkansas School of Law Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative will host a series of webinars starting Dec. 20 and concluding Jan. 31 that will cover Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs and loans that will assist Native American farmers and ranchers. The webinars will be led by faculty that specialize in business planning, market and financial risk planning, credit repair and specialized lending and appeals rights. The webinars will provide important training for producers seeking credit for farm ownership or farm operating purposes and those seeking background information for successful engagement in land fractionation lending opportunities.
Producers nationwide are invited to participate in the free webinar series. All webinars will be archived on the IFAI website at indigenousfoodandag.com. To register, please use the links provided in the flyer - click here.
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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.
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|
|Forage sorghum crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-irrigated)||April 1||Oct 31||214|
|Improved pasture with permanent vegetative cover (non-irrigated)||April 1||Oct 31||214|
|Native pasture with permanent vegetative cover (non-irrigated)||April 1||Oct 31||214|
|Annual Ryegrass||November 1||March 31||151|
|Improve 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-irrigated) SHORT SEASON||November 1||March 15||135|
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.
|Commodity||FCIC Final Planning Date|
Note: This date applies to all counties except for Benton, Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph Counties
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
|Soybeans - Not following another crop||June 15|
|Soybeans - Following another crop||June 25|