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NABC Launches Mobile Poultry Processing Unit

Pastured poultry has long been recognized as a viable enterprise for diversified family farms.  In order to access markets, farmers must have their birds processed.  Whether direct marketing, retail, or wholesale, there are specific processing regulations that must be followed … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Food Hub Ramps Up Operations to Build Local Food Economy and Increase Access

In May, the Puget Sound Food Hub launched a new website and implemented changes to its business model in preparation for the 2014 growing season. The Puget Sound Food Hub is a network of farms and non-profit organizations operating cooperatively in the … Continue reading

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YORK COMMUNITY FARM, MORE THAN JUST A NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN

Early in 2013 Mary Loquvam and Byron Bagwell determined that the vacant land next to I-5 could be put to better use than merely providing space for brambles, dust, and weeds. Wanting more than just a community garden, they envisioned … Continue reading

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New Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Coming On Line in Spring 2014

Exciting NEWS!!!  NABC is currently having a state of the art Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU) built to serve the needs of all commercial scale producers in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish Counties as well as larger scale producers in King, … Continue reading

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Cider Industry Continues to Shine

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) star continues to rise.  Under the management of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), the association grew from 19 to 35 cidermaker members in just 8 months.  Also, new categories for membership were adopted creating … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Skip Rock Distillers

With Washington’s unique laws, craft distillers are popping up all over the state. NABC is collaborating with Skip Rock Distillers in an effort to assist those interested in starting a craft distillery. Beginning nearly four years ago at their location … Continue reading

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Building For Processing Facility at Cloud Mountain Farm Nears Completion

The building that will house a new fresh vegetable processing facility located at Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Whatcom County is near completion. This new facility is several years in the making and is the result of a collaborative effort … Continue reading

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NABC’s TVA Workshops Announced for 2014

  NABC’s 2014 Transitioning to Value-Added Products course schedule is now uploaded to our website.  NABC offers comprehensive agri-business workshops throughout the year to provide agriculture producers with the tools and knowledge to develop and launch value-added products into the … Continue reading

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NABC Funded for Cooperative Development

NABC has been awarded $200,000 in grant funding to support the development of agricultural cooperatives throughout northwest Washington. This fourth round of funding for NABC comes through the USDA Rural Development Department and its Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) Program. … Continue reading

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Announcing the NABC Network — Subscribe Today!

NABC provides a range of business services for northwest Washington agricultural producers and it all starts with the NABC Network. This new, searchable online network is designed for you to showcase your business and your products — to tell your story your … Continue reading

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