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Livestock Pandemic Assistance Signup Ends Today

Dan Cattle, Coronavirus, Livestock, USDA-FSA

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind livestock producers interested in signing up for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) that today, September 17th, is the deadline to do so. PLIP is designed to help livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the Covid-19 pandemic due to insufficient access to processing. You can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals. Eligible livestock and poultry include swine, chickens and turkeys, but pork producers are expected to be the primary recipients of the assistance.


Eligible livestock must have been depopulated from March 1, 2020 through December 26, 2020, due to insufficient processing access as a result of the pandemic. Eligible livestock owners include persons or legal entities who, as of the day the eligible livestock was depopulated, had legal ownership of the livestock. Packers, live poultry dealers and contract growers are not eligible for PLIP.

For more information, contact your local USDA Farm Service Agency office.