As Fishtrap Creek dries up, north Whatcom farmer points to solutions needed for climate change impacts

Some farmers unable to irrigate, want to move any remaining water use off of streams to protect fish and help crops as increasingly dry summers choke stream flow; but antiquated rules stand in the way   (LYNDEN, Wash.) - Terry Lenssen doesn’t want to use the Fishtrap Creek ...

As drought worsens, Whatcom farmers call for immediate action to protect fish, farming

Farmers urge all parties to come to the table and begin collaborative work to safeguard both endangered salmon and local farming, as drought underscores risks of inaction As drought conditions worsen and stream flows plummet in the wake of an historic heatwave, Whatcom County farmers are calling for all parties ...

Alternatives to Adjudication Provide a Better Path Forward for Our Community

In response to the state Department of Ecology's ongoing request to the state legislature for funding to begin the process of an adjudication in the Nooksack Basin, Whatcom Family Farmers has sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the budget committees in both state legislative chambers. An ...

Videos

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] VIDEOS EXPLORING SOME OF THE IMPORTANT TOPICS FACING FARMERS [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/191826163"][vc_empty_space][vc_separator_pr][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] CONTROL PESTS ON YOUR FARM! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Do you have trouble with starlings and rodents on your farm? Ever consider raptors as a means of pest control? Watch this great video to see the benefits of using natural predators ...

2020-08-21T02:43:00+00:00Education, Media|

Animal Abuse Allegations Against Farm

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Statement of Whatcom Family Farmers on the Animal Abuse Allegations Against Local Farmer ​April 28, 2017 -Whatcom farmers fully support the action taken by authorities to protect animals and enforce the law against this farmer. The farmer allegedly seriously mistreated animals and allowed manure to contaminate water. Farmers are ...

2020-11-16T23:03:03+00:00Media, Press|

Archived Guest Editorials

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] COUNCILMEMBER RUD BROWNE DISAPPOINTS RURAL COMMUNITY WITH EFFORT TO END DISTRICT ONLY VOTING [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Whatcom Family Farmers’ Response to Rud Browne’s efforts to disenfranchise rural voters Farmers were stunned with County Councilmember Rud Browne’s efforts to undo district only voting in Whatcom County. The will of the voters ...

2021-02-11T20:12:51+00:00Education, Media, Press|
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