USDA announced that livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals through the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Livestock and poultry producers can apply for assistance July 20 through Sept. 17, 2021.