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USDA Pandemic Aid Deadlines in October

Chris Clayton
By  Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor
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Check with your local USDA Service Center if you have questions about whether you are eligible for pandemic aid for livestock and crops. A few program deadlines are set for October. (DTN photo by Matthew Wilde)

USDA is extending its deadline for livestock and poultry producers to apply for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program.

The program provides payment for producers who raise hogs, chickens and turkeys but were forced to depopulate their herds between March 1, 2020, and Dec. 26, 2020, because of processing challenges related to the pandemic. The Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) pays producers for up to 80% of their loss for eligible livestock and poultry, and the cost of depopulation and disposal, based on a single payment per head. Any payments from a state program or USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for disposal of animals will be subtracted from the final payment among.

The original deadline for PLIP was Sept. 17, but USDA is now extending that deadline to Oct. 12.


Other pandemic program deadlines coming up:

Oct. 12 is the deadline application for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2. USDA updated details on additional commodities and adjustments to payment calculations in late August. Eligible commodities run a gamut of crops and livestock.…

Oct. 15 is the deadline for Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers, which offers aid for the timber businesses that faces losses in 2020 due to the pandemic.…

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