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Media Report on Question 2, Proposed Pest Lab

Question 2 on the Maine ballot was mentioned in reports by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Portland Press Herald. The bond would give $8 million to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to build a new animal and plant disease and insect control laboratory. John Rebar, executive director of UMaine Extension, and Jim Dill, […]

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President Hunter Writes Op-Ed on Question 2 for BDN

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece written by University of Maine President Susan Hunter, titled “‘Yes’ on Question 2 is a vote for Maine’s health, safety.” Question 2 on the November ballot will ask Maine voters to approve an $8 million bond for animal and plant diagnostic services. The bond would allow the […]

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WVII Interviews Rebar About Importance of Building Biosecure Lab

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with John Rebar, executive director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about Question 2 on the November ballot that will ask Maine voters to approve an $8 million bond for animal and plant diagnostic services. UMaine Extension’s current facility was built in the 1940s and is not biosecure, according to […]

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Working Waterfront Interviews Rebar, Lichtenwalner About Pest Lab Bond Proposal

The Working Waterfront spoke with John Rebar, executive director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Anne Lichtenwalner, director of UMaine’s Animal Health Laboratory, about Question 2 on the November ballot that will ask Maine voters to approve an $8 million bond for animal and plant diagnostic services. The bond would allow UMaine Extension […]

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Dill Talks About Question 2 in BDN, Press Herald Articles on EEE

Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News for articles about the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirming the state’s first human case of neuroinvasive Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Dill spoke about Question 2 on the November ballot, […]

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UMaine Extension Hosts Sheep, Goat Seminar

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering its annual sheep and goat seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield. The seminar will focus on animal health and strive to equip producers with skills and knowledge to keep their animals healthy and productive. Topics […]

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Rebar Quoted in MPBN, WVII Reports on Bond for Disease, Insect Lab

John Rebar, executive director of the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, was quoted in reports by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and WVII (Channel 7) about representatives from the state’s agriculture, dairy and veterinary industries urging Maine voters to support Question 2 on the November ballot. The bond would give $8 million to UMaine Extension […]

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Kennebec Journal Quotes Dill On Question 2

James Dill, a pest management specialist at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Kennebec Journal story about Question 2 on the Nov. 4 ballot. Question 2 asks voters: “Do you favor an $8 million bond to support Maine agriculture, facilitate economic growth in natural resource based industries, and monitor human health threats […]

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