Today on KGMI, Dillon Honcoop, Communications Director for Save Family Farming, discussed issues that are threatening the future of agriculture and farming in our state.
Washington State is a top producer of many agricultural products.
- #1 in U.S. producer of red raspberries, hops, apples, sweet cherries, pears and concord grapes
- #2 in U.S. for seafood production
- #2 in U.S. for premium wine production, with 900 wineries
- #6 globally for fish production
- #10 in U.S. milk production
- #28 in U.S. beef production
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Common Threads and other local groups are hosting a forum to discuss the future for farming, here. What are the issues for farmers and farming? What changes are needed to ensure the long-term viability for farming?
The forum will be held at Meridian High School, in Bellingham, WA., from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; the doors will be open to the public at 6:30 pm.
Is There A Future for Farming in Whatcom County?, Sponsored by:
Whatcom Family Farmers, Whatcom County Farm Bureau, The Fourth Corner, Whatcom County CAPR, Whatcom County Cattleman, Whatcom Business Alliance, and Common Thread NW