WFF Launches Virtual Farm Field Trip for Kids

Lynden, WA – Whatcom Family Farmers launched the Virtual Farm Circle today, transforming the traditionally in-person event to an online activity for this fall in response to pandemic restrictions. The online activity uses a set of three illustrated maps, showing a dairy farm, raspberry farm and seed potato farm, to ...

University expert pushes back against false fears about local potato farming

A recent letter to the editor in the Lynden Tribune has sparked a response from an expert. Dillon Honcoop spoke with Washington State University scientist Chris Benedict after a letter to the editor raised fears that a specific pesticide was being used in local potato farming.  The letter claimed local ...

New Farm Directory Makes Connection to Food Even Easier

Mariposa Farm: Everson, WA. Photo by FotoMataio In July 2020, Sustainable Connections and Eat Local First announced a new resource to bring farmers and consumers together. The Eat Local First Washington Directory allows food lovers across the state to keyword search for specific products, markets, community supported agriculture (CSA) locations, restaurants and breweries, and even ...

New Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador Continues the Tradition in a Different Fashion

Jewel Plagerman was crowned as the 2020 Whatcom County Dairy Ambassador in a virtual coronation in April. Each year a new Dairy Ambassador is chosen to represent the local dairy community, focusing on education, promotion, and advocacy. Through a series of interviews and competitions, the Whatcom County Dairy ...

Whatcom Farm Circle teaches over 800 third graders about farming

Hundreds of kids from around Whatcom County will get to experience a really cool event. Dillon Honcoop spoke with Gavin Willis of Whatcom Family Farmers on the Farming Show, to get the details about Farm Circle. Whatcom Family Farmers partner with people from the dairy, berry and potato industries in ...

Whatcom Farm Facts

  Whatcom Farm Facts Whatcom County has 115,831 acres of land in farms Nearly a $357,312,000 market value of Agricultural production Whatcom County is 1st out of 17 counties in Western Washington 6th out of 39 counties in the state 78th out of 3,075 farm counties in the U.S. (top ...

2020-08-21T02:42:51+00:00Education, Fact Check|

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|

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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

2020-11-16T22:52:54+00:00Education, Media, Press|
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