Pork Resource Center
Because of the extreme situation, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship launched a Resource Coordination Center (RCC) to help Iowa livestock producers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. The RCC is a collaboration with the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Through the RCC, livestock industry experts, state agencies and technical specialists will help producers explore every option to harvest livestock and meet the protein needs of Iowans. The RCC will also connect producers with technical resources as they work through difficult and emotional decisions, including animal welfare euthanasia and disposal.
Iowa livestock producers can call the RCC at (515) 725-1005, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, or fill out a help form anytime at iowafarmerhelp.com.
COVID-19 has caused supply chain disruptions that are forcing producers to make emotional and stressful decisions. Anyone feeling overwhelmed by the current situation can call the Iowa Concern Hotline at 1-800-447-1985 to get free, confidential support, 24/7.