Iowa Disposal Assistance Program
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has launched a disposal assistance program to help Iowa pork producers who are unable to harvest pigs because of COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.
As a last resort, producers may be forced to humanely euthanize animals to prevent welfare issues. Producers can apply to receive state funding to properly dispose of carcasses in an environmentally-sound manner.
The Department is offering producers $40 per animal to help cover some of the disposal costs for qualifying hogs (weighing at least 225 pounds). The disposal assistance funding will be made available to Iowa producers in at least three rounds.
Each approved applicant will receive funding for up to 30,000 animals per round, depending on the number of applicants.
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