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Crop progress report 0414: Most of Washington experienced significant rainfall

From NASS There were 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 4.1 the previous week. The Puget Sound and western Washington had wet conditions throughout the week resulting in adequate to surplus topsoil and subsoil conditions. Pastures and ranges were in mostly good to fair conditions. Many producers reported fields being too wet to work or ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0407: Western Washington unseasonably dry as Eastern Washington unseasonably wet

From NASS There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 4.7 the previous week. The Puget Sound region and western Washington had soil moisture deficits. Pasture and crop conditions started to show stress, and some livestock producers were feeding hay even as cattle were turned out to pasture. Blowing soil was observed during spring cultivation, ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0401: Snow melted and some field work started

From NASS There were 4.7 days suitable for field work in Washington last week. Western Washington continued to warm up with a distinct lack of rain. Soil temperatures in the Puget Sound were still cold due to the cool nights. Field work was in full swing in Whatcom County. Conditions were dry enough to kick up dust during cultivation, while ... Read More »

Crop progress report for March 2019: Warmer days bring melting snow, some field work

From NASS Snowy days gave way to warmer conditions and melting snow in much of Washington. Fields in western Washington started to dry out, and field work started. Most fall-planted crops around the Puget Sound survived the winter in good condition while spring crops had not yet been planted. Grass was green and growing. Vegetable growers were tilling fields and ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0226: Winter storms wreak havoc on parts of Washington

From NASS Heavy, wet snow hit western Washington in early February. Lewis County had several outbuildings collapse, including a dairy barn and two empty poultry buildings. Calving started, however, many producers had trouble sourcing hay for their livestock. Producers were concerned about seed crops in Skagit and Island counties. Jefferson County had saturated ground and pastures leading to poor rangeland. ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/26: Frosty Washington closes up for winter

From NASS There were 4.0 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 15 percent very poor, 37 percent poor, 24 percent fair and 24 percent good. A low temperature of 14 degrees F was reported in the east central region, while a high temperature of 58 degrees F was reported in the western ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/19: Western Washington wet, mild while Eastern Washington remained dry, cold

From NASS There were 4.8 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 20 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 24 percent good and 1 percent excellent. A low temperature of 15 degrees F was reported in the east central region, while a high temperature of 58 degrees F was reported ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/12: Renewed soil, frosty temps in Washington

From NASS There were 4.9 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 23 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 23 percent good and 1 percent excellent. A low temperature of 13 degrees F was reported in the east central region, while a high temperature of 66 degrees F was reported ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/05: Wind, rain across Washington

From NASS There were 5.0 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 23 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 16 percent good and 1 percent excellent. A low temperature of 26 degrees F was reported in the northeast and east central regions, while a high temperature of 73 degrees F ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/29: Washington harvest wrapping up

From NASS There were 5.5 days suitable for field work last week. Pasture and range conditions were reported at 26 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 28 percent fair and 22 percent good. A low temperature of 20 degrees F was reported in the northeast region, while a high temperature of 72 degrees F was reported in the southeast region. Statewide ... Read More »