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 ...

Animal Abuse Allegations Against Farm

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Statement of Whatcom Family Farmers on the Animal Abuse Allegations Against Local Farmer ​April 28, 2017 -Whatcom farmers fully support the action taken by authorities to protect animals and enforce the law against this farmer. The farmer allegedly seriously mistreated animals and allowed manure to contaminate water. Farmers are ...

2020-11-16T23:03:03+00:00Media, Press|

Archived Press Releases

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PRESS RELEASE Aug. 12, 2018 UPDATE: Family farmer stops irrigating, diverts well water to help fish stranded in blocked Whatcom stream Fish rescue operation planned for Monday; family farmers, WFDW coordinating LYNDEN, Wash. - A family farmer has shut down his irrigation and is instead pumping his well water into ...

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