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  1. Trump Administration Appoints David Curtis to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Arkansas

    Wed Nov 8, 2017 01:49 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Nov. 7, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed David Curtis as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Arkansas Farm Service Agency (FSA). Curtis joined the Arkansas FSA team on Monday, Oct. 30.

  2. FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 6

    Fri Nov 3, 2017 03:00 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, AR, Nov. 03, 2017 – Arkansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Clayton Parr today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017, to ensure that their vote is counted.

  3. USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

    Mon Oct 30, 2017 04:23 PM

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018.

  4. Low Interest Emergency Physical Loss Loans Available for Woodruff County in Arkansas wiht Assistance to Producers in Surrounding Counties

    Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:45 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 30, 2017 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Steven J. Peterson today announced that physical loss loans are available for Woodruff County in Arkansas. Farm operators who have suffered major physical losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and high winds that occurred from Aug. 31, 2017 through Sept. 1, 2017, may be eligible for emergency loans.

  5. USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Arkansas Farmers

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 05:30 PM

    (LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas) Oct. 20, 2017 – USDA Arkansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting Clayton Parr announced that approximately 25,607 Arkansas farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns.