Community Voices / Nooksack water rights adjudication is an existential threat to farming’s future
November 13, 2020
Whatcom County farmers say they view water rights adjudication as an existential threat to their future, in their long-term battle to maintain farming as part of the local economy and culture.
photo: Washington State Department of Ecology © 2020
Community Voices / Whose water is it in Whatcom County?
October 9, 2020
This may surprise you: Water, even in wet Whatcom County, is a scarce resource.
photo: Ann Potter © 2020
Toxic tansy ragwort is having a boom year
September 14, 2020
Pernicious, invasive and even sometimes deadly for livestock, tansy ragwort has enjoyed a booming bloom this summer in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties and across the rest of western Washington and Oregon.
photo: Amy Nelson © 2020
Farming is more challenging than ever during the pandemic
August 7, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, farms are facing more challenges than ever during the busy season, with their workers among the most vulnerable to the virus and produce reaching fewer buyers through usual markets, festivals and tourism outlets.