This Just In

The Dirt Issue 40 – Till vs. No Till

Till? Or No-Till? SPF’s fervor to protect Skagit County farmlands starts with the soil itself. The remarkable characteristics and high nutritive value of native soils has been well known and celebrated for decades. Interest in preserving and enhancing the soil … Continue reading

The Dirt Issue 39 – Breeding Wheat for Greater Nutrition

Nutrition for Health As scientific research delves ever deeper into the relationship between nutrition and health, it has become evident that good nutrition is key not only to surviving, but also to thriving. Our knowledge about nutrition is a remarkably … Continue reading

Our Spring 2019 News Bulletin is Here!

Our Spring 2019 News Bulletin is now available here:

The Dirt Issue 38 – Cover Cropping

Keeping Soil Healthy When most of us think about farmland, we think about crops planted, harvested and marketed. After all, it’s these cash crops that—ideally—make farming economically viable. But, to a farmer, the cash crop is just one part of … Continue reading

The Dirt Issue 37 – All About Potatoes

Skagit County’s #1 Crop By far the most popular vegetable grown in the U.S., potatoes have been grown in Skagit County from the earliest days of European settlement. The first recorded crop of cultivated potatoes was planted on March Point … Continue reading

You did it!  (Developers Withdraw Application)

You Did it!  Thank You! With an average of 20 phone calls and emails a day over the last three weeks, your voices let the proponents of the proposed Avalon development and the Board of Skagit County Commissioners know that … Continue reading

The Dirt Issue 36 – Do Farmers Get Spring Fever?

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. These words from an old proverb have a certain poignancy when faced with another dreary, dark, and deeply cold day, but all of us relish the first hint of … Continue reading

Call to Action! SPF Needs Your Help!

We need your help!  E-mail the Skagit County Board of Commissioners by Tuesday, February 19th!   The Board of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland does not do this often, so know that when we ask for your help it is important. … Continue reading

SPF’s Public Comments on the Proposed Avalon Development

Click here to view our comments submitted to Skagit County.

From Allen’s Desk Issue 2 – February 2019

Welcome to our semi-annual update “From Allen’s Desk”—a look at what’s happening in the world of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland.  SPF’s mission of preserving farmland, while simply stated, is complex to carry out on a daily basis.  Not only are … Continue reading