Arkansas State Office
700 West Capitol Ave, Rm 3416
Little Rock, AR 72201-3225
The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees runs June 14 through Aug. 1, 2019, 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. Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input is vital on how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues.
Throughout the nomination period, we’ll introduce you to county committee members from around the nation. To see their stories and to learn more on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.
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|
|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|