Arkansas

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

David Curtis, State Executive Director

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In the News

Farm Service Agency Accepting Nominations for County Committees June 15 through Aug. 1

The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees runs June 15 through Aug. 1, 2020, 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. For more information on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

Beginning May 26, FSA will begin accepting applications for CFAP. To find the latest information on CFAP, including forms and the contact information for your local Service Center, visit farmers.gov/CFAP.

News Releases  

Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

USDA Service Centers in Arkansas will continue to be open for business by phone
appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While
our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working
with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service
Center visitors wishing to conduct business with FSA are required to call their Service
Center to schedule a phone appointment. In the event a Service Center is not currently
available to serve customers on location, producers can receive assistance from the
closest alternate Service Center by phone. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

USDA Service Centers Taking Precautionary Measures to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

USDA Service Centers in Arkansas will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. In the event a Service Center is closed, producers can receive assistance from the closest alternate Service Center by phone.

Producers can find Service Center phone numbers at farmers.gov/service-center-locator.

FPAC agencies continue to look at the flexibilities to deliver programs on behalf of producers, just as they have in past situations, such as natural disasters. Farmers and ranchers are resilient and FPAC agencies will continue to deliver the farm safety net programs and resource conservation programs that keep American agriculture in business today and long into the future.  

Online services are available to customers with an eAuth account, which provides access to the farmers.gov portal where producers can view USDA farm loan information and payments and view and track certain USDA program applications and payments. Online NRCS services are available to customers through the Conservation Client Gateway. Customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance, and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll at farmers.gov/sign-in.

For the most current updates on available services and Service Center status visit farmers.gov/coronavirus.


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

Dates to Remember

  • July 3, 2020 - FSA offices closed
  • September 7, 2020 - FSA offices closed
  • October 12, 2020 - FSA offices closed
  • November 11, 2020 - FSA offices closed
  • November 26, 2020 - FSA offices closed
  • December 25, 2020 - 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