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Wash Department of Ag turning 100 years of age; celebration is Thursday

In a year of centennials, the Washington Department of Agriculture is marking its 100th year of existence Thursday at the Capitol. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – overlapping “beef day” which features an outdoor barbecue sponsored by cattlemen interests.

The agricultural agency, which has a new director, Bud Hover, began operating on June 10, 1913. That was after the Legislature of that day laid out its “nine areas of responsibility related to agriculture covering animal health, food and dairies, feed and fertilizer, oil, bakeries, horticulture and fairs. Today, WSDA has 26 programs supporting a state

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Inslee names new leaders for Agriculture and Health agencies; retains Bette Hyde at Dept. of Early Learning


Gov. Jay Inslee continued to fill out his cabinet with three appointments announced this morning. He is keeping Bette Hyde as director of the Department of Early Learning, while replacing Agriculture director Dan Newhouse with Bud Hover, who is an Okanogan County commissioner and has a ranch in Winthrop.

The Democratic governor also is replacing retiring Health Secretary Mary Selecky – the longest serving current agency leader who began her public health career in Colville – with another local, public health director, John Wiesman, who is in charge of Clark County’s public health agency.

In replacing Newhouse with

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