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Crop progress report 07/12: Weather remained seasonably cool in Washington

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, unchanged from the previous week. Clallam, Jefferson, King and Snohomish counties all experienced cooler and wetter weather. Some acreage had to be replanted including sweet corn, field corn and pumpkins. Some grain crops were lost, and it was too late to replant. Other fields were still too ... Read More »

Crop progress report 07/05: Small grains, range grass did great in Washington

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, unchanged from the previous week. Grays Harbor, Lewis and Pacific counties reported most farmers were on the second cut for dry hay and haylage. The first grass growth was finished, but the undergrowth was coming in fine. Some vegetable farmers reported poor germination attributed to unstable weather. ... Read More »

Crop progress report 0628: Winter wheat started to turn gold in Eastern Washington

From NASS There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 6.3 the previous week. The Puget Sound had continued rain and sunshine with warmer days and nights. Field conditions in western Washington were wet, but improving. The standing water in low areas from last week evaporated this week. Green grain fields turned yellow. Weed control ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/21: Western Washington still wet, eastern Washington shone bright

From NASS There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.2 the previous week. Areas of Clallam, Jefferson, King and Snohomish counties received more than two inches of rain on Monday. Fields were wet from daily scattered showers. Some operators lost crops, especially in lower recessed areas. Drainage districts depended on both pumps and tide ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/14: Rains across Washington bogged down western producers and aided eastern producers

From NASS There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from the previous week’s 5.7 days. Western Washington had precipitation and cool temperatures. Island, San Juan and Skagit counties had temperatures in the 60s with occasional sunshine. Some areas around the Puget Sound received more than two inches of rain. Some crops showed signs of stress ... Read More »

Crop progress report 06/07: Washington’s cool temperatures, rain helped some and hindered others

From NASS There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, staying constant from the previous week. The Puget Sound had a few rainy days mixed with a few sunny days. Crops and fields were in good condition. Hay producers were still searching for stable weather to continue hay harvest. CSA farmers were in full swing. Berry crops ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/31: Rain, thunder on May 30 stormed across Washington

From NASS There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up from 5.0 the previous week. Western Washington had heavy showers and cool weather. Planting was interrupted and slowed. Crops already planted were in good condition. Grass growth benefited from the weather. Dairies took their first cutting of hay. San Juan County had ideal conditions of both ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/24: Washington crops benefited from some nice moisture

From NASS There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down from 5.4 the previous week. Crop conditions and emergent progress benefited from a mixture of rain and sunshine throughout the state. Field crops looked good. Rain hampered some final planting and fieldwork. In western Washington, the warmer weather last week helped grass hay grow at a ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/17: Washington crops benefitted from some nice days, rain

From NASS There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, down some from 5.9 the previous week. Planting progress wrapped up, and good emergent progress was reported. In western Washington, a mix of rain and sunshine helped field crops stay healthy. In San Juan County, forage was almost ready for early haylage harvest. Livestock was on rotation ... Read More »

Crop progress report 05/10: Good crop progress reported in Washington

From NASS There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Washington last week, up slightly from 5.8 the previous week. There was rainfall early in the week followed by sunshine and warmer temperatures. Good planting progress was reported statewide. In western Washington, rainfall was followed by three days of record-breaking temperatures in the mid 80s, allowing quite a bit of ... Read More »