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Crop progress report 07/18: Washington Temps remained above normal, winter wheat harvest picked up

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending July 18, were above normal. In San Juan County, high temperatures remained throughout the area. Water was needed for crops and livestock. In Snohomish County, blueberry harvest continued, but some were damaged due to severe heat levels. Some pastures ... Read More »

Crop progress report 07/11: Drought conditions remained throughout Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending July 11, were above normal. In Whatcom County, producers struggled to keep up with irrigation as high temperatures and dry conditions continued. Widespread damage to raspberries and blueberries was caused by the heat. In San Juan County, high temperatures ... Read More »

Crop progress report 07/04: Hot temps continued throughout Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending July 4 were above normal. In San Juan County, dry conditions and a historic heat wave sparked the area. Soil moisture continued to decline. All crop conditions in nonirrigated areas suffered. Crops on limited irrigation were kept viable through ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/20: Rising temperatures throughout Washington

From NASS There were 6.7 days suitable for field work, down from 7 days the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending June 20 were normal to above normal. In San Juan County, pastures continued to dry, and grasses booted. Berry crops sized up and continued to bloom. In Snohomish County, the ground moisture was low. Poorly drained fields ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/13: Scattered Rain Showers Throughout Washington

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending June 13 were below normal. In San Juan County, there was much needed rain, but fields looked good. Livestock was on pasture, while some pastures showed signs of water stress. Early haylage harvest was done. In Snohomish County, rain ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/06: Above Average Temperatures Throughout Washington 

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending June 6 were above normal. In San Juan County, there were higher than average temperatures for the month. Livestock was on pasture, while some pastures showed signs of water stress. CSA farms planted warm weather crops. A few late ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/01: Much Needed Precipitation Throughout Washington 

From NASS  There were 7 days suitable for field work, up from 6.8 days reported the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending May 30 were below normal. In western Washington, rainstorms provided much needed precipitation. Ground preparation for planting was excellent. In San Juan County, some fields were replanted due to dry weather. CSA farms planted potatoes, melons ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/23: A little precipitation throughout Washington

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for field work, down from 7 days reported the previous week. Statewide temperatures in Washington for the week ending May 23 were below normal. In western Washington, the weather was favorable for farming. Ground preparation for planting was excellent. Areas within the Marshland Flood Control District received hail. In Jefferson and King counties, ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/16: Dry conditions affected crop conditions in Washington

From NASS There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork, up from 6.8 days reported the previous week. Statewide temperatures in Washington for the week ending May 16 were above normal. In western Washington, pastures were in prime condition with grasses that started to boot. Well drained sandy-loamy soils dried out, and livestock were on pasture rotations. In Snohomish County, grass ... Read More »