Tag Archives: crop progress

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 »

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 »