Tag Archives: crop progress

Crop progress report 09/05: Dry conditions remained with cooler temps throughout Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending Sept. 5 were below normal. In San Juan County, there was no change in livestock management. Irrigated orchards showed ripened fruit. Pastures turned from green to a brown crisp due to no rainfall. In Yakima County, there was another ... Read More »

Crop progress report 08/15: Dry, hot conditions continued throughout Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, up from 6.9 days the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week were above normal. In Jefferson County, the weather remained very dry and warm. Crops were one to two weeks ahead in maturity compared to an average year. Nonirrigated crops showed stress from the drought. Grass regrowth shut down, ... Read More »

Crop progress report 08/08: Harvest continued in Washington

From NASS There were 6.9 days suitable for field work, up from 6.7 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending Aug. 8 were above normal. In Jefferson County, the weather remained very dry. Crops showed stress, and growth slowed down. Crops were ahead in maturity compared to a normal year. In Whatcom County, producers struggled to keep up ... Read More »

Crop progress report 08/01: Extremely dry conditions on nonirrigated land in Washington

From NASS There were 6.7 days suitable for field work, down from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending Aug. 1, were above normal. In San Juan County, drought conditions remained. Most hay was done, but a lot was poor quality. Some fields of barley pulled through the drought and were harvested. Blueberry harvest had begun, and other ... Read More »

Crop progress report 07/25: Dry conditions, winter wheat harvest continued in Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending July 25, were above normal. In Whatcom County, drought conditions remained. All crops needed irrigation. Raspberry harvest ended, and blueberry harvest began. In San Juan County, many farms had livestock on stockpiled feed. Many grazing pastures were completely brown. ... Read More »

Crop progress report 07/18: Washington Temps remained above normal, winter wheat harvest picked up

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending July 18, were above normal. In San Juan County, high temperatures remained throughout the area. Water was needed for crops and livestock. In Snohomish County, blueberry harvest continued, but some were damaged due to severe heat levels. Some pastures ... Read More »

Crop progress report 07/11: Drought conditions remained throughout Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending July 11, were above normal. In Whatcom County, producers struggled to keep up with irrigation as high temperatures and dry conditions continued. Widespread damage to raspberries and blueberries was caused by the heat. In San Juan County, high temperatures ... Read More »

Crop progress report 07/04: Hot temps continued throughout Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending July 4 were above normal. In San Juan County, dry conditions and a historic heat wave sparked the area. Soil moisture continued to decline. All crop conditions in nonirrigated areas suffered. Crops on limited irrigation were kept viable through ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/27: Historic high temps reported throughout Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, up from 6.7 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending June 27 were above normal. In San Juan County, most farms were successful at starting early harvests of haylage. Some vegetable crops suffered due to the heat wave, even with adequate irrigation. Caneberries began to size up and ... Read More »