Whatcom County dairy farmers hit hard by extensive flooding

Floodwaters may be receding, but the full damage to Whatcom County farms may not be known for some time.

EVERSON, Wash. — The threat of flooding may be over for now in Whatcom County, but many farmers are still dealing with the impact of this week’s historic weather.

Hans Wolfisberg is the owner of Edelweiss Dairy, a small organic producer that mostly serves customers in Washington state.

“That was far and beyond anything, ever,” Wolfisberg said.

This week, his focus wasn’t producing milk. He fought to keep the cattle above water – literally. A foot of water came into the barn Tuesday

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