Tag Archives: crop progress

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 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 »

Crop progress report 0915: Precipitation slowed harvest in western Washington

From NASS There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.3 days suitable the previous week. A lot of precipitation was received in western Washington which helped replenish soil moisture, but slowed harvest. In San Juan County, livestock continued to graze in any field that had regrowth. In Chelan and Douglas counties apple harvest for ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0908: Scattered showers, autumn approaching in Washington

From NASS There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.7 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington was mostly dry, but received a few scattered showers through the week. Hay was still being baled. Blueberry harvest wrapped up, and most pastures had stopped growing. Whatcom County received rain later in the week. Corn for ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0901: Dry week for Washington producers

From NASS There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.4 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington had a dry week; prime growing areas had a deficit of eight to 12 inches of rainfall. Soil moisture and drought conditions intensified with only a trace of precipitation for the past week. Shallow-rooted crops and pasture ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0818: Warm, dry conditions reported across most of Washington

From NASS There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.3 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington reported above average temperatures. Conditions became drier with ponds continuing to drop. Only small irrigated operations were doing well. So far, there were no concerns regarding crop damage or cattle losses due to weather conditions. Yakima County ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0811: Rain, hail affected crops across Washington

From NASS There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 7.0 days suitable the previous week. Western Washington had weak storm fronts that brought cooler temperatures. Spotty rain showers stabilized crops, pastures, and soil moisture. Harvest continued for cereal crops. Some producers weaned calves and culled cows. Lighter, sandy soils were stressed. Vegetable and berry ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0804: Folks across Washington said ‘it’s a hot one’ last week

From NASS There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.7 days suitable the previous week. In Clallam and Jefferson counties, hot temperatures and declining soil moisture pushed crops towards declining condition. Shallow-rooted crops and pastures showed the most stress. Corn and potato crops progressed, while most berry crops were harvested and farmers were harvesting ... Read More »