Tag Archives: crop progress

Crop progress report 04/08: Wet week in Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 5.8 days last week. Western Washington saw a little precipitation. Crops were coming along a bit ahead of schedule. Pasture conditions were normal for this time of year, but there were few animals out because of the wet ground. Central Washington saw some ... Read More »

Crop progress report 03/31: Slow start to spring in Washington

By the National Agricultural Statistics Service There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington. Western Washington saw warmer weather, leading to raspberry plants leafing out. Field work was completed between rain showers. Central Washington saw typical weather for March, with grass starting to grow, but the fields were too wet to begin field work. In Yakima County, honeybees were ... Read More »

Crop progress report 03/24: Temperatures warmed up in March

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Western Washington saw an earlier spring than usual, with blossoms emerging earlier. After a cold snap, blossoms bounced back, and pollinators were out, but many brassicas were killed due to the cold. Fields were still wet, although a few farmers tilled some ground last week. In central Washington, temperatures were above normal. Native grasses ... Read More »

Crop progress report 02/24: Most of state saw less precipitation than normal

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Western Washington saw a warmer February than usual. There was less precipitation than normal. In central Washington, operations saw typical February weather, with less precipitation than normal. There was a week of snow, which all melted and helped the soil profile. Crops were getting through the winter in good shape. In Yakima County, significant ... Read More »

Crop progress report 01/24: Mix of snow, rain throughout Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Western Washington saw a cold snap in the first half of the month. There was less precipitation than normal, but most fields were wet and oversaturated with the snowmelt. In central Washington, there was significant rain and snow. Snow was still on the ground, but temperatures rose above freezing daily, and the snow settled. ... Read More »

Crop progress 12/23: December brought warmer temps to state

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service Washington experienced warmer than average temperatures across the state. Accumulated precipitation varied from below average in western Washington to slightly above average in Eastern Washington. Skagit County has had a mild winter to date, and winter crops looked good. Whatcom County was drier than normal. Klickitat and Yakima counties were warmer than normal with ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/26: Little fall fieldwork left in Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 4.7 days reported the previous week. Western Washington saw cool and dry weather, with less rain than the previous week. Central Washington temperatures cooled, and the area did not receive any moisture. In Yakima County, tractors were observed plowing and disking in the ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/19: Fall weather in Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 3.6 days reported the previous week. Western Washington remained cooler than normal compared to the rest of the state. Central Washington was warmer than usual at this time of year. In Yakima County, farmers were back in the fields and planted acreage they ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/05: Rainy, wet weather in Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 5 days recorded the previous week. Western Washington had a decent amount of rainfall. Producers were not able to do much in the fields because of the conditions. Central Washington also had a wet week. Cattle were still out on pasture for the ... Read More »

Crop progress 10/29: Wintery weather in Washington

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service There were 5 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 6.4 days reported the previous week. Western Washington reported fall-planted crops looked strong due to the increased rain. Spring-planted crops finished harvest. Shellfish producers moved out of their planting season and into their harvesting season. Central Washington saw the seasons change, and cold ... Read More »