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Crop progress report 12/20: Crop conditions good in Washington

The statewide temperatures in Washington for the month of December were slightly below normal to above normal throughout the state. In San Juan County, the month of December was extremely wet. Many lowland fields were flooded with storm water. Most ponds had already filled, which was about two months early. Livestock were on stockpiled feed, and those farms with adequate ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/29: Wet, windy weather continued in Washington

From NASS There were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.1 days the previous week. Wet and windy weather systems continued to move through San Juan County. CSAs continued to harvest cool weather vegetable crops. Most livestock were fed stored forage. The beginning of seasonal flows recharged the water table. Skagit County received enough rain ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/22: Washington remained cool, wet

From NASS There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 4.7 days the previous week. Clallam, Jefferson, King, Skagit and Snohomish counties reported cool and wet weather. The snow in the mountains was holding and not filling the rivers. Grass hay did well over the growing year, but there were challenges getting cuttings off in ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/15: Washington cooled down, had more rain

From NASS There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.4 days the previous week. San Juan County cooled down and had more rain. There were still some great crops coming off CSA farms. Livestock were on stockpiled feed on most farms. Others were letting livestock over-graze pastures, giving little or no rest for fall ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/08: Weather created challenges, mixed results in Washington

From NASS There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.5 days the previous week. Western Washington experienced a few dry days allowing some late cuttings of grass hay and other crop harvesting to take place. The weather created some challenges during the year that left mixed results in Clallam, Jefferson, King, Skagit and Snohomish ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/01: Freezing or near freezing temperatures reported across Washington

From NASS There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.8 days the previous week. Western Washington experienced near freezing temperatures and a bit of rain. In San Juan County, most CSA operations scrambled to recover the remaining field crop harvests before the hard frost. Livestock were on cool season resurgent grasses and stockpiled feed ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/25: Early frost, snow hit Washington

From NASS There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.9 days the previous week. Western Washington suffered from a challenging autumn, and producers struggled to harvest forage crops. Between summer replanting, cool temperatures and smoke, crops did not mature on their typical timeline. Corn harvest was immature. Some corn fields had blown-down stalks that ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/18: Washington had cool temperatures

From NASS There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.2 days the previous week. The San Juan County harvests were closing down with more moisture and cooler temperatures last week. Pastures rebounded with cool season grasses. Some fields were replanted. Most of the tree fruit crops were harvested, but some late apples, quince and ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/11: Heavy rains drench most of Washington

From NASS There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 7.0 days the previous week. Western Washington had favorable dry conditions for harvesting and fall planting during the week. The weekend brought two to three inches of precipitation, which temporarily shut down fieldwork. Some of the corn harvest was immature and wet. There were reports ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/04: Pumpkins, squashes, apples harvested in Washington 

From NASS There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.8 days the previous week. Raspberry growers in Whatcom County began to tie and prune berries. Corn silage harvest was in full swing. Skagit County received rainfall last week, which helped the hay crop condition. Corn for silage producers in Snohomish County were in a ... Read More »