Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the COVID-19 pandemic due to insufficient access to processing are reminded they can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals. This is through USDA’s Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP).
Eligible livestock must have been depopulated from March 1, 2020 through December 26, 2020. Livestock must have been physically located in the U.S. or a territory of the U.S. at the time of depopulation.
Livestock and poultry producers can apply for assistance through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) through Sept. 17, 2021.