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Crop progress report 06/05: Cool, wet conditions remained throughout Washington

From NASS There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal. In Clark County, producers were cutting hay. Pasture and wheat conditions looked good. In Snohomish County, conditions remained wet and cool with little fieldwork. Many fields had not tilled yet, and standing water was still present. Corn was planted ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/22: Continued wet, cool weather throughout Washington

From NASS There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal. In San Juan County, there were some delays in spring grain due to excessive rain. Spring barley was planted in fields where beets overwintered. In Snohomish County, several dry days brought out farmers with grass hay to cut. Conditions ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/15: Cooler temperatures throughout Washington

From NASS There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 4.6 days the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal. In San Juan County, cool and rainy weather continued throughout the area. Only a few acres of grass were harvested due to the weather preventing farmers from getting in fields. In Clark County, more rain occurred during ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/08: Days for fieldwork down in Washington

From NASS There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 5.2 the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal. In San Juan County, cool and rainy weather continued throughout the area. Field conditions impacted crop planting, grass growth and first cuttings of hay. In Benton County, hop bines grew up the trellis system, and hop yard irrigation ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/02: Cold and wet conditions throughout Washington

From NASS There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 4.4 the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal. In San Juan County, cool and rainy weather was present throughout the area. Fields were too wet for any work to take place. Many vegetable seed and grain growers were behind with spring planting. Grass fields were thin, ... Read More »

Crop progress report 04/25: Cooler Temperatures Present in Washington

From NASS There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, up from 2.8 the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal. In San Juan County, chilly, cool nights did not affect fruit trees. Fieldwork started up due to drier weather conditions. Some timed rotational grazing took place on farms with drier upland soils. In Whatcom County, dairy farms had ... Read More »

Crop progress report 04/17: Fieldwork down in Washington

From NASS There were 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington, down from 5.4 last week. Statewide temperatures were below normal. In San Juan County, fruit trees blossomed more with rain and a cold wave. The ground was still soggy in low-lying and annual planting areas. Due to the cold and wet conditions, there was limited field activity. In Chelan ... Read More »

Crop progress report 4/10: Winter weather returned to Washington

From NASS There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork, down from 6.0 the previous week. Statewide temperatures were below normal. In San Juan County, pastures on higher ground started to grow. Fruit trees were budding out, early pears were blooming, and cane berries were popping out leaves. Early CSA crops were being planted in open-cultivation sites and high-tunnels. In Chelan ... Read More »

Crop progress report 04/03: Spring planting in full swing throughout Washington

From NASS There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week. Statewide temperatures were above normal. In San Juan County, berry and fruit trees were popping blossoms. Stockpiled feed from last year was slowly disappearing, but pastures were too wet for turnout and seasonal grazing. In Klickitat County, cattlemen began to move herds out of pastures. Spring seeding ... Read More »

Crop progress report 03/22: Winter wheat looks good, but moisture needed

From NASS Statewide temperatures in Washington for the month of March were normal to above normal. In western Washington, there was heavy rainfall over the last couple of weeks. Some fields had significant amounts of standing water. Drier upland soils began to warm as pasture regrowth started. Field plantings for barley were rough due to wet conditions throughout the area. ... Read More »