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Iowa Disposal Assistance Program Extended to Egg Producers


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced on Monday 20th that egg producers would be eligible for a 25cent support grant for each hen euthanized between April 1st and July 20th.


Iowa is predominantly a producer of eggs for breaking and was disproportionality impacted by the collapse of the food service industry.


USDA data has shown a steady decline in the number of hens in Iowa from February with 55.0 million, 53.7 million in March, 50.5 million in April and 48.1 million in May.


The Iowa Department of Agriculture offered hog producers $40 per animal euthanized and 16 producers have filed claims for the disposal of 65,000 hogs, receiving $2.6 million.