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Agriculture Will Continue to Lead

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Whatcom County’s farmers and ranchers have always had to adapt and innovate. Now is no different. “Twenty years ago, hard work was enough to guarantee...

Surviving to Maturity: No Small Feat for This Pair of Local Entrepreneurs

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Kevin Buck in Bellingham and Tim Lukens in Custer represent the mature stages of owning a business, lasting 32-plus and nearly 20 years, respectively,...

Andy and Erin Vitaljic want to feed Whatcom County and beyond

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Don't bet against them According to the City of Bellingham, more than 740 people experience homelessness in Whatcom County every night. Tragically, 18% of the...

Our food is at risk

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State policies are making it too hard to farm The term “resilience” describes farmers overall, and Whatcom’s family farmers certainly display that characteristic. In 2023,...
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Regenis is Converting Manure into an Environmental Success Story

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The consumer knows that dairy cows are the source of many delicious and nutritious foods, including milk, cheese, and ice cream. The farmer knows...

The Sow Must Go On

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The COVID-19 pandemic complicates things, but Washington farmers and ranchers will press forward Like any other business owners, farmers and ranchers are no strangers to...

Doing a body good

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The Whatcom County dairy community is passionate about persevering in a challenging climate Whatcom County’s dairy community is a tightknit group of families who take...

A Third Generation Lynden Dairy Farmer Sells His Cows

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“The hardest decision I ever had to make.” —Glen Blankers Communications Director, Whatcom Family Farmers Some of Glen Blankers’ earliest memories are of playing with the...

Water adjudication comes to Whatcom County

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Long, long process has begun Water adjudication is happening now in Whatcom County. What does that mean for our farms, our fish and our future? Adjudication...

Pollution-Control Ruling On Dairy Farm Permits a Big Deal?

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Farmers Say a Resounding, 'Yes!' "Vindication” is the word local farmers typically use to describe the Pollution Control Hearings Board ruling last October on the...