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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Environmental advocate calls for collaboration on water issues

Christine Woodward is the chair for the Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District.  “I think one of the first and foremost things about the partnership between farms and salmon is respect,” she said.  Farmers play a very important role in Whatcom County, she added. They provide our food source, ...

2020-12-15T17:43:14+00:00Clean Water, Salmon Recovery|

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 ...

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