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Emergency Animal Mortality Management

Assistance Available

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

How to Apply

Producers facing livestock depopulation are encouraged to file the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application (Form CCC-1200) with their local NRCS field office. Applications are being accepted now.

Additional Resources:

Questions or clarifications can be addressed to:

Contact your local NRCS office: South Dakota County Office Directory (PDF;248 KB)

EQIP questions, please contact your local USDA NRCS staff, Jennifer Wurtz, EQIP Manager (605) 352-1225, or Jeff Vander Wilt, Assistant State Conservationist (Programs) at (605) 352-1226.

Technical questions, contact John Lentz, Resource Conservationist, at (605) 630-2041, or Jay Cobb, State Conservation Engineer at (605) 352-1260.