This Just In

Farm Power Northwest LLC Goes Public

SPF is pleased to help announce that SPF members Kevin and Daryl Maas just set another milestone with their green business, Farm Power Northwest LLC, a company that will be producing power from methane digesters located here in the Skagit … Continue reading

“Protecting a county legacy” — Skagit Valley Herald

Recent farmland protection news.

Skagit Valley Snow Geese Video — 04/03/2009

Watch the 2-minute video from The Seattle Times. Cut and paste into your browser: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1509319618?bctid=18428658001

SPF Supports Bill (EHB 1967) to Protect Farmland

SPF is supporting EHB 1967 that prohibits the expansion of Urban Growth Areas (UGAs) onto the 100-year floodplain. With over 65,000 acres of prime farmland located within the Skagit River’s 100 year flood plain, the successful passage of this bill … Continue reading

SPF Agrees to Suspend Wetland Mitigation Bank Appeal; Signs Historic Settlement Agreement to Secure $1.45 Million for Skagit County Farmland Development Rights and Prohibit Future Wetland Mitigation Banks on Skagit Farmland

The Board of Directors of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF) has approved a historic and precedent-setting agreement that calls for the mitigation of farmland slated for conversion to a wetland mitigation bank. The approval came at the SPF Board meeting … Continue reading

SPF Announces New Officers, Recognizes Retiring and New Board Members

The Board of Directors of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF) elected officers, recognized two retiring board members for their service and welcomed two new members at its February meeting. New President Bob Hart most recently served as SPF’s Vice President … Continue reading

SPF Appeals Decision to Create Wetland Mitigation Bank on Farmland

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF) has appealed a recent hearing examiner’s decision that favors converting a 396-acre former dairy farm in the Nookachamps basin to a private commercial wetland mitigation bank. The appeal , which will go to the Skagit … Continue reading

Happy New Year

Wishing all of our members and supporters much happiness and joy in 2009! Thank you for helping us accomplish so much in 2008

We Need Your Help! Be a part of SPF’s InFARMation Radio Team

What is InFARMation Radio? InFARMation Radio is a small remote controlled highway advisory radio transmitter accessible by motorists and travelers along Interstate 5 (I-5) in Skagit County. The InFARMAtion Radio transmitter is programmed to inform travelers about local agricultural activities … Continue reading

Hedlin Farms Honored with 2008 Vim Wright Stewardship Award

SPF Board Member Dave Hedlin and his family were honored this fall as the 2008 recipient of the Vim Wright Stewardship Award by the non-profit organization Farming & the Environment. Congratulations to Hedlin Family Farms on this outstanding recognition! http://www.farmingandtheenvironment.org/stewardship/VWSA/Winners/index_html