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Crop progress report 0709: Washington fires spared ag land while blights emerged in some areas

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 5 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 63 percent good and 4 percent excellent. A low temperature of 34 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 98 degrees F was reported in the southeast region. Statewide ... Read More »

WAWG’s year in review

A look back at the Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ (WAWG) activities over the past 12 months… July 2017 Proving there’s never a bad time for advocacy, members of the WAWG leadership team make a midsummer trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby on issues important to wheat growers. The group, which includes Michelle Hennings, WAWG executive director; Marci Green, WAWG ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0701: Dry southwest Washington contrasted the remainder of cool, moist state

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 65 percent good and 4 percent excellent. A low temperature of 37 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 94 degrees F was reported in ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0624: Washington cherries, berries flourished while crop farms encountered temperamental rain, heat

From NASS There were 6.2 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 73 percent good and 7 percent excellent. A low temperature of 46 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 96 degrees F was reported in ... Read More »

Franklin County wheat growers’ preharvest picnic

Editor’s note: Every summer, we like to highlight our county wheat growers’ summer meetings in the pages of the July Wheat Life. Unfortunately, Franklin County’s get together just missed the deadline, so we are putting it here instead. Taking a minute before the craziness of harvest sets in, Franklin County wheat growers got together at Windust Park Saturday to enjoy ... Read More »

Crop progress 0617: Storms across Washington left few dry spots

From NASS There were 6.2 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 71 percent good and 5 percent excellent. A low temperature of 31 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 90 degrees F was reported in ... Read More »

Stripe rust report 06/16

By Dr. Xianming Chen In the Pacific Northwest, most fields of winter wheat have passed the flowering stage, and some winter wheat fields have reached the ripening stage. In general, winter wheat crops are in good condition and stripe rust is under control. In contrast, stripe rust has developed to the highest severity level on susceptible varieties in our experimental ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0610: Washington stays the course with rain west of the Cascades, poor condition in northeast

From NASS There were 6.2 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 64 percent good and 9 percent excellent. A low temperature of 32 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 91 degrees F was reported in ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0603: Areas of Washington received rain, while other remained thirsty

From NASS There were 6.7 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 1 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 71 percent good and 8 percent excellent. A low temperature of 35 degrees F was reported in the central and northeast regions, while a high temperature of 93 degrees F was also reported in the ... Read More »

One-year extension available to some expiring CRP contracts

From the Farm Service Agency As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between ... Read More »