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Arkansas State Office

State Executive Director

Danny Hoots

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State Office Address

700 West Capitol AVE
Room 3416
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3225
(501) 301-3000

Welcome to Arkansas FSA

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Pandemic Assistance for Producers

USDA is committed to delivering financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers who have been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions through our new initiative – USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers. Stay updated on announcements under the USDA Pandemic Assistance to Producers initiative at farmers.gov.

Proposals for Outreach Cooperative Agreements Accepted Now

Farm Service Agency announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. These cooperative agreements will support participation in programs offered by FSA, including those part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Interested organizations must submit proposals by May 5, 2021. Learn more.

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19. Farm Service Agency will reopen sign-up for CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning on April 5, 2021. Learn more about applying for CFAP 2 and other recent CFAP updates.


Arkansas Environmental Assessments for Public Review

  • There are no environmental assessments for review at this time.

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.


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

  • May 31, 2021 - FSA offices closed
  • July 5, 2021 - FSA offices closed
  • September 6, 2021 - FSA offices closed
  • October 11, 2021 - FSA offices closed
  • November 11, 2021 - FSA offices closed
  • November 25, 2021 - FSA offices closed
  • December 24, 2021 - FSA offices closed
  • December 31, 2021 - 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