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Crop progress report 11/24: Most of the farming wrapped up for the season in Washington

From NASS There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.7 days suitable the previous week. The season was basically over for fall work in most counties, although harvesting of unflooded fall crops continued in Snohomish County, and some corn had not been harvested in Columbia and Walla Walla counties. Typical fall conditions of rain ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/17: Washington’s autumn cycle settled in

From NASS There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.3 days suitable the previous week. North Puget Sound was unusually dry, but returned to equilibrium with low-pressure systems bringing rain and wind. Most crops were removed from growing areas. Some livestock were grazing on pastures, while others were on stored feed. Soils were still ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/10: Apple harvest wrapping up, fruit trees dormant in Washington

From NASS ┬áThere were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.0 days suitable the previous week. San Juan County had similar conditions to last week. Cool nights and warm days had sun mixed with clouds. Most fields in Snohomish County were too wet for field work. Late-planted cover crops on corn silage fields emerged. A ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/03: Unexpected cold snap in Washington

From NASS There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.2 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington had cool and dry conditions. Fall field preparations and planting progressed. The saturated ground slowed harvest and mired some equipment. The sunny, dry days allowed some operators to plant cover crops and cut grass with a good ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/27: Flooding in Snoqualmie Valley rushed producers

From NASS There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 4.8 days suitable the previous week. The Puget Sound area had cold, dry conditions for the week. Farmers were preparing fields and planting fall crops. Early major flooding last week of the Snoqualmie River and Stillaguamish River caused major vegetable crop loss. Rivers rose. Most ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/20: Washington weather delayed fieldwork

From NASS There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.4 days suitable the previous week. A few breaks in the Pacific storm systems allowed farmers in Western Washington to get out into fields and continue the slog through harvest. Wet conditions delayed field preparation for fall-planted crops. Portions of many fields had standing water. ... Read More »

Crop progress 1013: First freeze of the year in Washington

From NASS There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 4.5 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington had its first freeze for the season. San Juan County had more rain and a cold wave with freezing temperatures. There was already standing water on recently harvested silage fields in Snohomish County. Producers were busy trying ... Read More »

Crop progress 1006: Washington producers concerned with wet, cold conditions

From NASS There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 4.1 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington continued to be wet. Harvest was bogged down by saturated field conditions. Many producers were concerned about unharvested crops still in fields. No hay was cut due to weather. Tree fruit crops were harvested along with late-fall ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0929: Washington damp and delayed

From NASS There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 4.9 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington had cold, wet weather for the week. Soil moisture recovered from the summer drought. Work conditions were wet, and field work slowed down. Pastures rebounded and grass was supple. Alfalfa was about knee-high. Some areas received six ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0922: Heavy rains delayed harvest in Washington

From NASS There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.0 days suitable the previous week. There were seasonal storms in western Washington. Cover crops were planted with good ground moisture. Tree fruit was harvested. In Okanogan and Ferry counties, the abundance of moisture caused damage to fall-seeded crops. In Yakima County, there were no ... Read More »