Tag Archives: crop progress

Crop progress report 08/02: Hot, dry weather continued in Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, the same number as reported the previous week. Some deterioration in pasture and range conditions was reported statewide. It was a good year for berries in the western part of the state. Cane berry harvest continued. Late Marionberries and raspberries started to slow down. Blueberries started to ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0719: Warm, dry weather arrived in Washington

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.6 the previous week. Island, San Juan and Skagit counties reported that crops did well with the warm, dry weather last week. Most forage crops were still standing. Harvest was delayed due to the previous unpredictable weather. Haylage producers were busy. Livestock were still on ... Read More »

Crop progress report 07/05: Small grains, range grass did great in Washington

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, unchanged from the previous week. Grays Harbor, Lewis and Pacific counties reported most farmers were on the second cut for dry hay and haylage. The first grass growth was finished, but the undergrowth was coming in fine. Some vegetable farmers reported poor germination attributed to unstable weather. ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0628: Winter wheat started to turn gold in Eastern Washington

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.3 the previous week. The Puget Sound had continued rain and sunshine with warmer days and nights. Field conditions in western Washington were wet, but improving. The standing water in low areas from last week evaporated this week. Green grain fields turned yellow. Weed control ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/21: Western Washington still wet, eastern Washington shone bright

From NASS There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.2 the previous week. Areas of Clallam, Jefferson, King and Snohomish counties received more than two inches of rain on Monday. Fields were wet from daily scattered showers. Some operators lost crops, especially in lower recessed areas. Drainage districts depended on both pumps and tide ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/14: Rains across Washington bogged down western producers and aided eastern producers

From NASS There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from the previous week’s 5.7 days. Western Washington had precipitation and cool temperatures. Island, San Juan and Skagit counties had temperatures in the 60s with occasional sunshine. Some areas around the Puget Sound received more than two inches of rain. Some crops showed signs of stress ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/07: Washington’s cool temperatures, rain helped some and hindered others

From NASS There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, staying constant from the previous week. The Puget Sound had a few rainy days mixed with a few sunny days. Crops and fields were in good condition. Hay producers were still searching for stable weather to continue hay harvest. CSA farmers were in full swing. Berry crops ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/31: Rain, thunder on May 30 stormed across Washington

From NASS There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.0 the previous week. Western Washington had heavy showers and cool weather. Planting was interrupted and slowed. Crops already planted were in good condition. Grass growth benefited from the weather. Dairies took their first cutting of hay. San Juan County had ideal conditions of both ... Read More »