Iowa Disposal Assistance Program
Registration closed 11:59 p.m./CT on August 6, 2020. Applicants can check the status of their application.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship launched a disposal assistance program to help Iowa pork and egg producers who were affected by COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. As a last resort, producers may be forced to humanely euthanize animals to prevent welfare issues. Producers were able to apply to receive state funding to properly dispose of carcasses in an environmentally-sound manner.
1. Pork producers who euthanized and properly disposed of market-ready hogs between June 23 and July 20, 2020. Eligible producers may receive $40 per market-ready hog (weighing at least 225 pounds) for up to 30,000 animals.
2. Pork producers who euthanized and properly disposed of pigs up to 25 pounds between May 1 and July 20, 2020. Each approved applicant may receive $4 per pig (up to 25 pounds) for up to 200,000 animals.
3. Egg producers who euthanized and properly disposed of laying hens between April 1 and July 20, 2020. Each approved applicant may receive 25 cents per layer hen for up to 1 million animals.
Questions about the Iowa Disposal Assistance Program can be directed to (515) 281-5321 or IDAP@iowaagriculture.gov.