Plant Industries

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Annual Feed Tonnage Reports

Frequently Asked Questions - Feed

Q: How do I register a feed?
 We no longer require each feed to be registered individually. You need to acquire a feed facility license which covers all registrations for that calendar year.

Q: How much is the tonnage fee and when is it due?
 A minimum inspection fee of $10.00 shall be paid on quarterly sales of 0 to 33.34 tons. Any amount above 33.34 tons requires a fee of $.30 per ton.

Q: When is the tonnage fee due?
  Tonnage reports and fees must be sent not later than 15 days after the last day of Jan., April, July and Oct. as evidenced by the postmark date.

Q: How much is the penalty for late payment?
  For a late report the fee is fifteen percent (15%) or twenty-five dollars ($25.00) whichever is higher added to the amount due.

Q:  What information must appear on a feed label?
A:  The following components must appear on a feed label.  For more information consult the Arkansas Feed Law and Rules or follow this link to AAFCO’s Feed Labeling Guide:

  1. Product name
  2. Purpose statement
  3. Guaranteed analysis
  4. Feed ingredients
  5. Directions for use and any precautionary statements
  6. Name and principal mailing address of the manufacturer or person responsible for distributing the feed.
  7. Quantity Statement.


Samples of feed, fertilizer, and limestone are taken by area inspectors and submitted to the Little Rock laboratory. Each is checked against the guarantees provided by the guarantor.

Monetary penalties are assessed against deficient fertilizer and lime samples. The specific amount is determined by the degree of deficiency and the weight, and tonnage involved. Feed samples are placed under stop sale when deficiencies are found.