• Whatcom Farm Facts

    Whatcom Farm Facts0

      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 3%)   Whatcom County dairy

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  • Press Release

    Press Release0

    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 a stream north of LyndenREAD MORE
  • News Clips

    News Clips0

    STUDY SHOWING NO CATTLE DNA FOUND IN NOOKSACK NOT "MISLEADING" DESPITE ACTIVIST'S CLAIMS Lynden Tribune Letters to the Editor, December 13, 2017 Data clearly show water quality is improving in the Nooksack Basin, and no bacterial contamination was linked to cattle in a recent DNA study performed by the Lummi Nation and the EPA. ActivistREAD MORE
  • Guest Editorials

    Guest Editorials0

    COUNCILMEMBER RUD BROWNE DISAPPOINTS RURAL COMMUNITY WITH EFFORT TO END DISTRICT ONLY VOTING 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 was expressed in the 2015 election. The questionREAD MORE
  • Dairy farmers ask: Where is the Trump administration’s commitment to transparency in science?

    Dairy farmers ask: Where is the Trump administration’s commitment to transparency in science?0

    Dairy farmers are appealing to EPA Director Andrew Wheeler to take long-delayed action on conducting a real peer review of the 2012-2013 EPA Yakima Nitrate Report. This follows a similar request submitted by Congressman Dan Newhouse of Yakima on June 26. After months of effort with new Region 10 Administrator Christopher Hladick, farmers have turned

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  • Animal Abuse

    Animal Abuse0

    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 disheartened and outraged that such abuseREAD MORE