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Crop progress report 11/08: Weather created challenges, mixed results in Washington

From NASS There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.5 days the previous week. Western Washington experienced a few dry days allowing some late cuttings of grass hay and other crop harvesting to take place. The weather created some challenges during the year that left mixed results in Clallam, Jefferson, King, Skagit and Snohomish ... Read More »

Crop progress report 11/01: Freezing or near freezing temperatures reported across Washington

From NASS There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.8 days the previous week. Western Washington experienced near freezing temperatures and a bit of rain. In San Juan County, most CSA operations scrambled to recover the remaining field crop harvests before the hard frost. Livestock were on cool season resurgent grasses and stockpiled feed ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/25: Early frost, snow hit Washington

From NASS There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.9 days the previous week. Western Washington suffered from a challenging autumn, and producers struggled to harvest forage crops. Between summer replanting, cool temperatures and smoke, crops did not mature on their typical timeline. Corn harvest was immature. Some corn fields had blown-down stalks that ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/18: Washington had cool temperatures

From NASS There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.2 days the previous week. The San Juan County harvests were closing down with more moisture and cooler temperatures last week. Pastures rebounded with cool season grasses. Some fields were replanted. Most of the tree fruit crops were harvested, but some late apples, quince and ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/11: Heavy rains drench most of Washington

From NASS There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 7.0 days the previous week. Western Washington had favorable dry conditions for harvesting and fall planting during the week. The weekend brought two to three inches of precipitation, which temporarily shut down fieldwork. Some of the corn harvest was immature and wet. There were reports ... Read More »

Crop progress report 10/04: Pumpkins, squashes, apples harvested in Washington 

From NASS There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.8 days the previous week. Raspberry growers in Whatcom County began to tie and prune berries. Corn silage harvest was in full swing. Skagit County received rainfall last week, which helped the hay crop condition. Corn for silage producers in Snohomish County were in a ... Read More »

Crop progress report 09/27: Rain received throughout Washington

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.6 days the previous week. In San Juan County, there were some nice field days until a major low-pressure system brought back much needed moisture. This reduced harvest time for many vegetable and fruit crops. Livestock were still on pasture, and most were supplemented with ... Read More »

Crop progress report 09/20: Smoke cleared throughout Washington

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.0 days the previous week. In western Washington, most fieldwork came to a halt or decreased due to the poor air quality from the wildfires. A couple of light rain events reduced the fire danger locally but did not provide the deep watering that was ... Read More »

Crop progress report 09/13: Smoke impeded fieldwork in Washington

From NASS There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.8 days the previous week. In western Washington, there were smoke intrusions from the fires in the east and now Oregon and California. Smoke did not stop harvest, but made it much more difficult and dangerous. The weather was hot and dry. CSA operations continued ... Read More »

Crop progress report 09/06: Hot, dry weather throughout Washington

From NASS There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 6.9 days the previous week. In western Washington, it continued to stay dry. Irrigation continued where it was possible. Tree fruit began to ripen. CSA farms continued to haul in large harvests. Livestock were running low on pastures. Pastures started to suffer from lack of ... Read More »