In Pennsylvania, $445,000 is available through the 2020 PA Farm Bill for research projects to enhance biosecurity, diagnostic testing, veterinary telemedicine, and other strategies to prevent, detect, and manage animal diseases and protect the food supply. The funding is designated for the following priorities: $380,000 for managing disease outbreaks, implementing biosecurity, and veterinary telemedicine. Meanwhile, $50,000 is allocated for SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis of Pennsylvania animal agriculture, including small ruminants, swine, poultry, dairy, and beef. Finally, an additional $15,000 is available for sponsorship of events with a statewide impact with the goal of enhancing poultry, swine, lamb, sheep, and goat production.
Applications are due by May 21, 2021.