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Crop progress report 04/18: Fieldwork up in Washington with dry soils

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork, up from 5.9 days reported the previous week. Statewide temperatures for the week ending April 18 were above normal. Western Washington experienced summer-like temperatures. In San Juan county, warm temperatures stimulated pasture growth, and fruit trees were in full bloom. Livestock transitioned to pasture feed, and many CSA farms struggled to ... Read More »

Crop progress report 04/11: Washington is dry and cold

From NASS There were 5.9 days suitable for field work, down from 7 days reported the previous week. Temperatures throughout the state of Washington for the week ending April 11 were below normal. In San Juan, Island and Skagit counties, nights were very cool with a mix of rain and sunshine. Field work and some planting was done during the ... Read More »

Crop progress report 04/05: Wheat looks good but could use rain

From NASS There were 7 days suitable for field work in Washington last week. Temperatures throughout Washington were normal to below normal last week. In San Juan County, cold nights and warmer late afternoons kicked pastures into awakening. Most livestock were still on stored feed. In Snohomish County, hardly any field work happened due to the wet soils. Greenhouses were ... Read More »

Crop Progress report 03/21: Spring work commences across much of state

From NASS The statewide temperatures in Washington for the month of March were slightly above normal to below normal. In western Washington, the fields were too wet for fieldwork. Grass was putting on new growth. Winter crops were looking good, with the exception of where crops were drowned out from the winter-ponded water. The temperatures were cool. Many operators with ... Read More »

Crop progress report 02/21: February brings mixed temperatures, snow cover

The statewide temperatures in Washington for the month of February were below normal throughout the state. In western Washington, crops were doing well. In Jefferson County, most areas received eight or more inches of snow. The snow was gone within a week, which caused no harm to grass, winter wheat and cover crops. In San Juan County, pasture lands and ... Read More »

Crop progress report 01/2021: Crops doing fine

From NASS The statewide temperatures in Washington for the month of January were above normal to slightly below normal throughout the state. In western Washington, crops were doing fine. In Jefferson County, heavy flooding from rain continued in some lower agricultural valleys. In San Juan County, livestock were on retained feed. Some farms were pruning berries and kiwifruit vines. In ... Read More »

Crop progress report 12/20: Crop conditions good in Washington

The statewide temperatures in Washington for the month of December were slightly below normal to above normal throughout the state. In San Juan County, the month of December was extremely wet. Many lowland fields were flooded with storm water. Most ponds had already filled, which was about two months early. Livestock were on stockpiled feed, and those farms with adequate ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/29: Wet, windy weather continued in Washington

From NASS There were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.1 days the previous week. Wet and windy weather systems continued to move through San Juan County. CSAs continued to harvest cool weather vegetable crops. Most livestock were fed stored forage. The beginning of seasonal flows recharged the water table. Skagit County received enough rain ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/22: Washington remained cool, wet

From NASS There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 4.7 days the previous week. Clallam, Jefferson, King, Skagit and Snohomish counties reported cool and wet weather. The snow in the mountains was holding and not filling the rivers. Grass hay did well over the growing year, but there were challenges getting cuttings off in ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/15: Washington cooled down, had more rain

From NASS There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.4 days the previous week. San Juan County cooled down and had more rain. There were still some great crops coming off CSA farms. Livestock were on stockpiled feed on most farms. Others were letting livestock over-graze pastures, giving little or no rest for fall ... Read More »