Whatcom Raspberry Growers Still Hoping for Warmer Weather

Bizzare weather twists are causing many challenges for berry growers in Whatcom County this year. Besides a high amount of the crop being lost to rot, the strawberry season was cut short because the weather turned pickers away from working. Now as raspberry season unfolds, Randy Kraght of Barbie’s ...

Forecast: Better weather on the way for remainder of raspberry harvest

Photo Credit: Lynden Tribune This year has been a strange year for a number of reasons with many challenges due to Covid-19 and economic changes. Whatcom County red raspberry growers faced yet another curveball with heavy rainfall as their harvest got underway. As June came and went, strawberry farmers ...

New Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador Continues the Tradition in a Different Fashion

Jewel Plagerman was crowned as the 2020 Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador in a virtual coronation in April. Each year a new Dairy Ambassador is chosen to represent the local dairy community, focusing on education, promotion, and advocacy. Through a series of interviews and competitions, the Whatcom County Dairy ...

COVID Restrictions Tightened for Farmers, Loosened for Everyone Else

While Whatcom County residents celebrate their advance to Phase 2 of the Safe Start COVID response, our farmers have been scrambling to source personal protective equipment and adapt their procedures following yet another change to safety rules from the governor’s office. Effective June 5, Phase 2 allows businesses which had ...

Why a 4th generation dairy farm decided to sell their herd

RTJ, a fourth generation dairy farm in Whatcom County, has sold their herd. They announced on Facebook less than two weeks ago that they had decided to part ways with dairy farming. Ashton Beanblossom, fourth generation farmer, spoke with Dillon Honcoop about the decision.  “Darigold made an announcement at the ...

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