Great News on Water Quality

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] THE FACTS ARE IN: WATER QUALITY IN WHATCOM COUNTY IS IMPROVING [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="494" img_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Evidence mounts for non-farming sources of existing contamination [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/243210882"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Fishtrap Creek at the US Canada border. This creek originates in Canada and flows into the Nooksack river after passing numerous dairy farms ...

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 ...

Pesticide Bill

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] FARMERS SUPPORT STRONG PESTICIDE SAFETY REGULATIONS – BUT HOUSE BILL 1564 IGNORES EXISTING REGULATIONS WHILE ADDING UNNECESSARY BURDENS ON FARMERS Too often legislators and regulators in their zeal to be seen as protecting public interest, ignore existing regulations and requirements. That is true of the Department of Ecology's Concentrated ...

Fix Hirst Now!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] JULY 17: SEATTLE TIMES EDITORIAL URGES LEGISLATORS TO MOVE ON HIRST FIX This editorial in the July 17 edition of the Seattle Times urges our legislators to finish the job of fixing the terrible Supreme Court decision called "Hirst." This decision followed a similar decision called "Foster." This legislative ...

Berry Fair Trade

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] MEDIA BEGINNING TO TELL THE STORY OF TRADE ISSUES THREATENING THE FUTURE OF OUR BERRY FARMS [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]KING5 TV's Eric Wilkinson on September 30 interviewed Whatcom family berry farmer Marty Maberry about fair trade issues threatening local farmers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Spokane Review on October 16 provided an excellent overview of the state's ...

Sarbanand Farms

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] With the continuing and widespread media coverage of the worker action and the death of a guest farm worker at a Sumas berry farm, we believe it is important to distribute information that the farm is providing. With one exception, no media outlet covering this story has communicated very ...

Death of Dairies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] THESE WESTERN WASHINGTON FARMERS TELL WHAT THE IMPACT WILL BE IF PUGET SOUNDKEEPER ALLIANCE'S DEMANDS FOR DAIRY REGULATIONS ARE IMPLEMENTED [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/243915985"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/243919072"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For complete details of the CAFO appeal by Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and their environmental partners, go to: http://www.savefamilyfarming.org/death-of-dairies.html[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Re Sources Drops Legal Attack

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] WHATCOM FAMILY FARMERS PUBLICLY THANKS RE SOURCES [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whatcom Family Farmers wishes to publicly thank Bellingham-based RE Sources for Sustainable Communities for their decision not to join other environmental groups in an appeal of the recently concluded Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) ruling on the Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) ...

Do Manure Lagoons Leak?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] DO MANURE LAGOONS LEAK AND POLLUTE? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Western Environmental Law Center's Andrea Rodgers keeps insisting that manure lagoons leak massive amount of manure into groundwater and that causes pollution leading to a public health crisis of "first order." She doesn't have her science right at all. Do manure lagoons leak? ...

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