Drayton Harbor ‘Shellebration’ honors local farms for land stewardship

This month marks the 3rd anniversary of the Drayton Harbor Shellfish beds reopening for commercial harvesting. Drayton Harbor suffered from pollution and it took years of effort to clean it up and get the OK for commercial harvesting. Initially 810 acres of shellfish beds reopened, but this year an additional ...

2019-12-19T19:40:19+00:00Uncategorized|

Battling the weather to get things done

Ashton Beanblossom, herd manager RTJ Farm. (Photo from RTJ Farm Facebook page) T’is the season for corn and potato farmers to start battling the weather to get their crops harvested.  Whatcom County dairy farmers grow over 10,000 acres of corn that they ensile to feed their cows throughout the coming ...

2019-09-26T17:56:02+00:00Uncategorized|

Why WFF?

Why is Whatcom Family Farmers needed? Because our family farms are worth protecting. Protecting our farms requires the understanding and support of the public –– especially voters living in our cities far away from our farms. If our children are to have the opportunity to continue our multi-generation family farms, ...

2019-06-11T08:40:23+00:00Uncategorized|

Water Quality Info

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ABOUT WATER QUALITY [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WA State Dept of Ag Letter to Canadian Authorities Dec 2015 Re High Bacteria Counts[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Water Quality

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Where is the bacteria contamination in Whatcom County coming from? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/169564312"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] WHATCOM FAMILY DAIRY FARMERS AND WATER QUALITY Whatcom's family dairy farmers care about clean water and have made tremendous progress in minimizing impacts from dairy farms. Still, accusations about water pollution from dairies continues. So ...

Press Release

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PRESS RELEASE Aug. 12, 2018 UPDATE: Family farmer stops irrigating, diverts well water to help fish stranded in blocked Whatcom stream Fish rescue operation planned for Monday; family farmers, WFDW coordinating LYNDEN, Wash. - A family farmer has shut down his irrigation and is instead pumping his well water into ...

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