USDA providing pandemic assistance to livestock producers for animal losses

IARN — Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and animal depopulation and disposal costs. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) during his speech at the National Pork Industry Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The announcement is part of the USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Livestock and poultry producers can apply for assistance through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) from July 20 to Sept. 17 of this year. Read more


July WASDE Report Summary (7-12-2021)

IARN — The grain markets all closed higher on WASDE Report day on Monday.

Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride tells IARN that for the July estimates, USDA made no changes to soybeans. Read more