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Crop progress report 02/22: Wet in the west, dry in the east

From NASS Statewide temperatures in Washington for the month of February were above normal. In Western Washington, early February was wet and cold. Late February transitioned to warmer temperatures throughout the district. In San Juan County, early blooming perennials and some fruit trees were budding out. Livestock was on stockpiled feed, while most pastures suffered from excess moisture. Most fall-planted ... Read More »

Crop progress report 01/25: Overall conditions favorable to winter wheat in Eastern Washington

From NASS Statewide temperatures in Washington for the month of January were below normal. In Western Washington, early January was cold with snow and freezing temperatures. Late January transitioned back to heavy rainfall throughout the district. In San Juan County, vine and tree fruit pruning had started on days without massive storm events and rain. Most other crops planted for ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/28: More rainfall occurred throughout Washington

From NASS There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork, up from 4.5 days the previous week. Statewide temperatures were above normal. In San Juan County, cooler temperatures set in throughout the area. Some flooding overloaded the area and even kept agricultural activity from happening. Livestock was on stockpiled feed. In Yakima County, consistent rain was received throughout the area. Temperatures ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/21: Weather not favorable for farming in Washington

From NASS ┬áThere were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork, down from 4.6 the previous week. In San Juan County, cooler temperatures set in throughout the area. Ponds were nearly full as winter conditions settled on the area. In Snohomish County, saturated soils prevented any fieldwork beyond vegetable harvest from being done. Some fields were flooded, which kept agricultural activity from ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/14: Heavy rainfall and flooding throughout Washington

From NASS There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork, down from 5.6 the previous week. Statewide temperatures were above normal. In San Juan County, cooler temperatures set in throughout the area. Wet conditions kept winter crops from being planted. Leaves mostly fell on perennial tree and berry crops. In Snohomish County, soils were saturated from rain, and flooding showed up ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/07: Cool fall weather sets in throughout Washington

From NASS There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, up from 4.5 the previous week. Statewide temperatures were normal to below normal. In San Juan County, cooler temperatures set in throughout the area. Wet conditions kept winter crops from being planted. Leaves changed colors and fell off fruit trees as harvest was done. In Chelan County, continued precipitation and cool ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/31: Winter wheat planting wrapped up in Washington

From NASS There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork, down from 5.8 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending Oct. 31, were below normal. In San Juan County, cooler temperatures were reported with some rainfall throughout the area. An atmospheric front pushed the area into the rainy, fall season. Wind events destroyed some trees. In Chelan County, heavy ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/24: Scattered rainfall throughout Washington

From NASS There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, down from 6.9 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending Oct. 24 were below normal. San Juan County experienced cooler temperatures with some rainfall throughout the area. Cool-season annual vegetables were doing well. Some late season grain and pasture renovations were done. In Chelan County, heavy rain helped ease ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/17: Late season planting throughout Washington

From NASS There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork, up from 6.5 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending Oct. 17 were below normal. In San Juan County, there were cooler temperatures with some rainfall throughout the area. Low pressure systems stacked up leading into the fall rainy season. Livestock was on stockpiled feed. Harvest of CSA vegetable ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/10: Cooler temps set in throughout Washington

From NASS There were 6.5 days suitable for field work, down from 6.7 the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending Oct. 10 were mostly below normal. San Juan County reported cooler temperatures with some rainfall throughout the area. Fall crops were planted, and harvest was near completion. Tree fruit harvest was in the final weeks, and pastures were ... Read More »