Arkansas

Welcome to Arkansas FSA


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

David Curtis, State Exective Director

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Spotlights

Lead Your FSA: 2018 FSA County Committee Election – Vote Today!

Elections are taking place now for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. Eligible voters started receiving ballots the week of Nov. 5, 2018.

Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, may also be eligible to vote.

County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. Stop by your local FSA office to learn about the candidates running in your area or look for information in your local FSA GovDelivery monthly electronic bulletin. Not receiving our emails? Sign up today!

Make your vote count! All ballots must be returned to your local FSA office, or postmarked no later than, Dec. 3, 2018.

For more information on FSA county committees, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.


Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Launch June 15

The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees runs June 15 through Aug. 1, 2018, and elections will take place starting in November.

County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. FSA’s been across the country interviewing current committee members to spotlight their involvement in their county. Read what they have to say and check back each week.

For more information on FSA county committees, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.


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


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 has determined that the grazing periods listed in the chart below are applicable to all Arkansas counties for 2018 and subsequent crop years.

Pasture TypeBeginning Date of Normal Grazing PeriodNormal Harvest DateNormal Grazing Period Days
Full season improved mixed pastureJanuary 15November 15305
Full season improved pastureMarch 15November 15246
Native pastureMarch 15November 15246
Forage sorghum crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestockApril 1October 31214
Annual RyegrassNovember 1March 31151
Small grain crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-irrigated)November 1March 31151

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

  • November 12, 2018 - FSA offices closed
  • November 22, 2018 - FSA offices closed
  • December 25, 2018 - FSA offices closed
  • January 1, 2019 - FSA offices closed
  • January 21, 2019 - FSA offices closed
  • February 18, 2019 - 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 25
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