USDA releases details of the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program
The USDA has released the details of its new Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program for producers who suffered losses during the supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19.
To be eligible, depopulation of poultry or livestock must have been due to insufficient processing access resulting from the pandemic and taken place from March 1, 2020 to December 26, 2020. Payments will compensate eligible producers for 80% of the loss of eligible livestock or poultry, and for the cost of depopulation and disposal, based on a single payment rate per head. Packers, live poultry dealers, and contract growers are not eligible for PLIP.
Any previous payment received for the disposal of animals under a state program, or the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program will be subtracted from the final PLIP payment amount. Payments will also be reduced by any CFAP 1 and CFAP 2 payments paid on the same inventory of swine that was depopulated.
To be eligible for PLIP, an individual or legal entity must:
Signup began July 20, 2021 and runs through September 17, 2021. Producers can apply by working directly with the Farm Service Agency office, and producers with an eAuthentication account can apply online.