Arkansas State Office
700 West Capitol Ave, Rm 3416
Little Rock, AR 72201-3225
David Curtis, State Exective Director
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.
For information concerning the ARC/PLC program follow the link listed above. Information includes:
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 Type||Beginning Date of Normal Grazing Period||Normal Harvest Date||Normal Grazing Period Days|
|Full season improved mixed pasture||January 15||November 15||305|
|Full season improved pasture||March 15||November 15||246|
|Native pasture||March 15||November 15||246|
|Forage sorghum crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock||April 1||October 31||214|
|Annual Ryegrass||November 1||March 31||151|
|Small grain crops planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock (non-irrigated)||November 1||March 31||151|
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|