COVID-19: What You Need To Know

(CFAP) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: Apply by Aug. 28

This provides vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.

  • Website here.
  • Fact sheet for livestock here. 
  • Applications opened May 26th through FSA and close Aug 28th.


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP): USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering financial and technical assistance to livestock producers for animal mortality disposal, resulting from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Link to Resource Page


COVID-19 Economic Impact on the Illinois Pork Industry (Download)









    Disposal Grant from IPPA, up to $6,000. Application here.


    CDC Considerations for Animal Activities at Fairs, Shows, and Other Events here.


    Safety and Health Assistance for Ag Employers. Resources here.


    As of 5.7.2020: The IDOA published emergency COVID-19 amendments to the state regulations under the Dead Animal Disposal Act, that are valid for 150 days. Watch here for more info. 



    In the case of depopulation, please keep this form filled out in case of potential compensation at a future date.


    EPA Carcass Management Website


    IMPORTANT: Before you consider depopulation, please make sure you have registered a SAM & DUNS number.



    If you are feeling overwhelmed, know that there are resources for you! Visit this IDOA webpage to find help.


    Resources for Employers:

    Credible resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

    Illinois Veterinarians and Animal Control:

    Agriculture COVID-19 Resources: