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 ...

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 farmers ask partnerships, not courts, be allowed to resolve Nooksack water issues

This op-ed written by Rich Appel originally appeared in the Bellingham Herald on Nov. 13, 2020.  Salmon are part of what makes Whatcom County such a beautiful place to live. Farms play a large role in protecting salmon, however, both farms and salmon are in peril. The Lummi Nation and ...

2020-12-21T21:22:01+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 ...

Forecaster warns farms, public to be ready for possible major winter storm

Could it be? Could snow be on the way to Whatcom County? Meteorologist Rufus La Lone tells Dillon Honcoop the long-range weather forecasts continue to show snow is more and more likely.  La Lone says an “arctic outbreak” will occur starting next Saturday, Jan. 11.  “(An arctic outbreak) is basically ...

2020-11-16T23:05:13+00:00Latest News, What's Cooking|

Battling the weather to get things done

Ashton Beanblossom, herd manager RTJ Farm. (Photo from RTJ Farm Facebook page) T’is the season for corn and potato farmers to start battling the weather to get their crops harvested.  Whatcom County dairy farmers grow over 10,000 acres of corn that they ensile to feed their cows throughout the coming ...

2020-11-16T23:06:03+00:00A Future for Farming|

Leading National Dairy Publication Reports on Growing Pressure on EPA From Farmers

Hoard's Dairyman, a leading national publication serving the dairy community, published the story announcing the support of the American Dairy Coalition for Pacific Northwest dairy farmers in their fight with the EPA. The long standing battle concerns a science report from 2012 that purports to show current dairy operations are ...

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