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 ...

Local Indian-Sikh farmers thank Seattle City Council for supporting protesting farmers in India, ask for help against threats here

PRESS RELEASE - January 13, 2021 Contact: Dillon Honcoop, (360) 815-7368, dhoncoop@savefamilyfarming.org Local Indian-Sikh farmers thank Seattle City Council for supporting protesting farmers in India, ask for help against threats here Farmers in Whatcom County, like farmers in India, face devastating government actions proposed without their input (BELLINGHAM, Wash.) A ...

2021-01-15T01:11:18+00:00Press|

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 Press Releases

[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 ...

Archived News Clips

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] STUDY SHOWING NO CATTLE DNA FOUND IN NOOKSACK NOT "MISLEADING" DESPITE ACTIVIST'S CLAIMS Lynden Tribune Letters to the Editor, December 13, 2017 Data clearly show water quality is improving in the Nooksack Basin, and no bacterial contamination was linked to cattle in a recent DNA study performed by ...

2020-11-16T22:54:29+00:00Press|

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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