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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 »

Crop progress report 06/09: Washington grass, hay progressed nicely

From NASS There were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.6 the previous week. Rainfall was plentiful late last week throughout northwestern Washington, with rain in Clallam, Jefferson, King, San Juan and Skagit counties. In Snohomish County, rain knocked down some fall triticale, and low-lying fields stayed very wet. Crops planted over Memorial Day weekend ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0602: Washington warmed up wonderfully

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.5 the previous week. Spotty rain showers crossed Whitman, Garfield and Asotin counties last week. The rain failed to reach all crops, so some grains were still too dry across all three counties. Pasture grasses were behind previous years. With high temperatures in the mid ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0526: Cool temps, late May precipitation surprised Washington growers

From NASS There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.2 the previous week. Forecasted rain was well received in Jefferson, Island, San Juan and Clallam counties, where concerns of summer drought arose. Jefferson, Island, San Juan and Clallam counties received up to half an inch of rain, yet crops still showed signs of browning ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0519: Rainy week for Washington reported

From NASS There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 7.0 the previous week. Producers in Grays Harbor, Lewis and Pacific counties cut haylage and drier hay. Pastures were drier than average with livestock on fields that were usually too wet to graze. There were several reports of fires in Lewis County. The first cutting ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0512: Washington livestock on pastures with warm weather

From NASS There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.9 the previous week. Livestock were on pastures in Western Washington. Most ranchers finished calving and first cut of haylage was harvested. Vegetable growers along the Puget Sound transplanted seedlings. There were some operations that baled dry hay—the earliest for dry hay in recent memory. ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0505: Sunny days, blooming orchards in Washington

From NASS There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.0 the previous week. The Puget Sound had warm daytime temperatures, abundant sunshine and cool nights. Fieldwork and planting were in full swing. Spinach, beets, spring wheat, barley and potatoes were planted. Conditions were dry. Late apples bloomed, and berry crops were leafing out. Annual ... Read More »