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Whatcom County growers grapple with shifting weather amid warming climate

Volatility a bigger concern than heat for local agriculture; USDA updates hardiness zones

Mike Boxx maintains a field at the Boxx Berry Farm on Wednesday, June 19. (Eric Becker/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ben Long Science Reporter
After the 2021 “heat dome” and flooding, as well as a hard freeze in winter 2023-24, Whatcom Cou
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