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

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

    • June 30, 2020

    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 Women and other judges select a young woman from a pool of candidates. This program is also found within other counties and even other

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  • Whatcom County Strawberries in Full Swing

    Whatcom County Strawberries in Full Swing

    • June 11, 2020

    It’s a great time to be in Whatcom County as all the produce begins to ripen. In this midst of a strange season, agriculture changes in some ways, but not all. Mike Boxx, owner of Boxx Berry Farm in Ferndale, shares an enthusiastic announcement on the farm show that strawberry season is in full swing.

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  • COVID Restrictions Tightened for Farmers, Loosened for Everyone Else

    COVID Restrictions Tightened for Farmers, Loosened for Everyone Else

    • June 5, 2020

    While Whatcom County residents celebrate their advance to Phase 2 of the Safe Start COVID response, our farmers have been scrambling to source personal protective equipment and adapt their procedures following yet another change to safety rules from the governor’s office. Effective June 5, Phase 2 allows businesses which had been closed since March to

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  • U.S. Trade Representative Asks for Full Evaluation of Raspberry Industry

    U.S. Trade Representative Asks for Full Evaluation of Raspberry Industry

    • May 14, 2020

    Whatcom County is the largest producer of red raspberries in the world, producing over 60% of the U.S. crop. Most local raspberry growers freeze or process their berries. This allows them to ensure that the raspberries are picked at the peak of ripeness, for maximum flavor and juiciness. However, there are concerns about unfair practices

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