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+00:00A Future for Farming|

“We’re saying, let’s start working together … right now.”

“This has to be a process of the community coming together. ... Hearing everyone’s concerns and working together to make real, long lasting solutions, rather than hashing it out in a courtroom where everyone is pitted against each other.” Governor Inslee recently signed his $59 million budget, which ...

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 ...

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|

Whatcom Indian-Sikh farmers thank Seattle City Council for supporting farmers in India, ask for help against local threats

Farmers in Whatcom County, like farmers in India, face devastating government actions proposed without their input Paul Sangha, a leader in a growing community of Indian-Sikh farmers in northwest Washington reached out to thank Seattle city leaders for their resolution supporting farmers in India and others around the globe. ...

Whatcom blueberry farmer urges community to be educated on water issues

Paul Sangha and his family have been farming in Whatcom County for about 30 years.  “I'm a first-generation Punjabi Sikh berry farmer in Whatcom County,” Sangha said. He is a blueberry farmer.  “My biggest fear with what we are headed into right now is not just for my ...

The last water adjudication Washington did was a fiasco: Farm Bureau CEO

The harmful 'adjudication' process state leaders are calling for in Whatcom County has been used before--in Yakima, where it caused far more harm than good.  John Stuhlmiller, Washington Farm Bureau CEO, joins Dillon Honcoop to explain the history, and how the story of what happened in the Yakima basin ...

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