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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 »

Crop progress report 0728: Thunderstorms roiled across pastures in Eastern Washington

From NASS There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 7.0 days suitable the previous week. Temperatures warmed up in Asotin and Garfield counties, which helped winter wheat finish maturing. Windy conditions were reported. In Douglas County, winter wheat harvest began and early yields were reported as average to above-average. Harvest was in full swing ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0721: Washington drought continued; winter wheat harvest picked up

From NASS There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.8 days suitable the previous week. In northwest Washington, minimal showers were reported, but rain was not enough to improve soil moisture or crop condition. In Clallam, Jefferson and King counties, overcast days prevented further hay cuttings, but forage production overall was up this year. ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0714: Cherries, apricots, peaches and berries were harvested in Washington

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.9 days suitable the previous week. In Whitman County, weather stayed mild and boosted crop condition. In Walla Walla and Columbia counties, crop condition was good, and weather helped harvest commence for winter wheat. Many peas were harvested for forage. Winter wheat producers set harvest ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0707: Washington state stayed cool for summer weather

From NASS There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.6 days suitable the previous week. Mild temperatures and moderate precipitation across western Washington helped maintain good crop condition. Soil moisture still lagged behind previous years. In Clallam, Jefferson, King and Snohomish counties, temperatures held below average with light showers of rain. Ground moisture was ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/30/19: Much needed rain helped prevent some deterioration of crop conditions

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, equal to the days suitable the previous week. In Okanogan, Ferry and Douglas counties, spotty thunderstorms brought moisture to fields. Flash flooding occurred in Chelan County, with hail reported on the Waterville Plateau. However, no crop damage from hail was reported. Cherries suffered from rain damage in ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0623: Cooler temps helped stave off drought effects in Washington

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 7.0 days the previous week. In Whatcom County, the absence of rain continued, and raspberries ripened. In San Juan County, a tease of rain helped grass growth along. This year’s hay dried out early, and most farms harvested last week. Berries bloomed; raspberries set fruit ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0616: Record high temps set in western Washington

From NASS There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.4 days the previous week. Dry, hot conditions characterized the weather statewide. In Adams and Lincoln counties, combined wind and heat pulled moisture out of top soil. Final bean crops in Adams and Lincoln counties required water immediately after planting. Winter wheat and spring cereal ... Read More »