Industry News 7/23/20

July 23, 2020

Microsoft announced plans to address the need for high-speed internet in rural areas and develop databased tools for farmers in “Land O’Lakes and Microsoft form strategic alliance to pioneer new innovations in agriculture and support rural communities.”

A federal judge awards $176,000 in attorney fees inJudge: Kansas must pay groups who challenged 'Ag-Gag' law.”

In Ovo, a spinoff from Dutch-based Leiden University will receive € 2.5m to find a solution for male chick culling in “Funding support for chick sexing company,” from Poultry World.

The Ag Allies Program, sponsored by the Animal Agriculture Alliance, provides training to develop online advocates for animal agriculture. The deadline to sign up is August 7, 2020.

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is seeking proposals as outlined in APHIS Announces 2020 Open Period for Farm Bill Funding Opportunities Supporting Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Activities.

FDA  has issued four draft guidance documents that encourage animal drug sponsors to use innovative approaches as they prepare data submissions related to new animal drug products in FDA Issues Draft Guidances to Help Facilitate the Development of New Animal Drug Submissions.

The prevalence of poultry red mites in farms in Europe and improved monitoring methods are discussed in “Developing a camera-based early-warning system for detecting red mite infestations,” from The Poultry Site.