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WSU Grad Named Washington State Veterinarian

The Washington state Department of Agriculture said Monday that Joe Baker will start Nov. 3, managing the department’s Animal Health Program

CBS Seattle–10/22/2014

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Oregon Agriculture Dept. Taking Measures To Protect Bee Populations

Alarmed by multiple incidents of bee deaths this summer, the Oregon Agriculture Department has temporarily restricted the use of pesticides containing two active ingredients that are dangerous to bees

CBS Seattle–06/27/2014

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University Of Alaska Fined $127K After 12 Musk Oxen Die From Malnutrition

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been penalized $127,100 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 12 musk oxen died from malnutrition at the school’s large animal research station

CBS Seattle–06/11/2014

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Oregon Legislature Passes Bill To Protect Bees

Oregon lawmakers will not restrict pesticides suspected of causing bumblebee die-offs in Wilsonville and Hillsboro last summer.

02/24/2014

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Washington’s $2 Billion Apple Crop

Apples were worth more than $2 billion to Washington farmers in 2012, the first crop in state history to cross that threshold, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

CBS Seattle–11/12/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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