Whatcom County Council agrees unanimously to support collaboration

Whatcom Family Farmers is encouraged by Whatcom County's support for a collaborative approach to the Nooksack River Basin's ongoing water crisis. Last year's drought closely followed by record-setting flooding only a couple of months later clearly demonstrated the basin's water crisis results from a failure of water management, not ...

Nooksack River water management solutions must address twin problems

Whatcom County routinely experiences widespread flooding in the winter months. But this past late fall and winter was one of the worst on record and caused an estimated $1 billion in damages in nearby Abbotsford, BC and about $100 million in damages and one death in Whatcom County. Loss ...

ACTION ALERT: Tell WA leaders to stop ignoring Whatcom water crisis

We need your help to get state leaders to start taking Whatcom County’s water management crisis seriously, and get working on major solutions right away. Despite last November’s flooding disaster, as well as the harmful drought that came before it, the mayors of Sumas, Everson, Nooksack, Lynden and Ferndale ...

2022-03-16T15:24:18-07:00Uncategorized|

Whatcom farmers call for immediate Nooksack flood, water solutions

Critical projects will protect families, fish and farms – but will require community-wide collaboration By Rich Appel, President, Whatcom Family Farmers Families across Whatcom County devastated by November’s flooding disaster in the Nooksack River Basin need our help with more than just putting their lives back together. It is urgent ...

Join the growing movement to solve Whatcom flood & water issues now

Do you agree that we cannot wait to do everything possible to prevent another Nooksack River flooding disaster? If so, we need your support to get solutions happening right away! Read more on solutions here. Join the campaign to make sure all possible flood prevention and water management options are ...

New state program helps farmers with injuries, health issues, disabilities

New to Washington State is a program to connect people in agriculture with resources available to them to help with a broad range of injuries that occur on and off the farm. Based in Skagit County and operating out of the WSU-Skagit Extension office, Kristen Hinton-Vanvalkenberg is the program ...

Heat Storm Fallout

Berry growers are reeling from the unprecedented heat wave in late June. There was clear damage to the early raspberry crop resulting in a loss in volume and downgrades in pack styles. Impacts on the canes producing the 2022 crop are not yet understood but there will be some ...

2021-08-05T22:25:19-07:00A Future for Farming|
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