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Ruth Appel wins cheese industry certification

FERNDALE — Appel Farms announces that co-owner Ruth Appel is in the 2017 class of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals. Appel was among those who passed the ACS ...

Karen Gilliam named Master Gardener of Year statewide

WHATCOM ­— At the recent Master Gardener State Conference in Yakima, Whatcom County’s own Karen Gilliam was named State Master Gardener of the Year. Karen has served the local ...

Benchmark milk price drops 21 cents

By Lee Mielke The September Federal Order Class III benchmark milk price is $16.36 per hundredweight (cwt.), down 21 cents from August and 3 cents below September 2016, but $1.48 above ...

It’s time for NABC classes for farmers

Get help learning how to start up, access capital, more MOUNT VERNON ­— Calling all farmers and farmer-curious. The Northwest Agriculture Business Center has set its 2017-18 workshops ...

Fall tasks for a healthy lawn and colorful garden

By David Vos With autumn settling in, showers are beginning to make more regular appearances. This time of year, however, still gives us plenty of dry pleasant weather perfect for getting ...