OLYMPIA, Wash. — The USDA NASS released its crop progress and condition report for the Northwest Region for the week ending November 28, 2021.
Nice Fall Weather Reported in Idaho
There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork, up from 3.8 days reported the previous week. Idaho topsoil and subsoil
moisture levels and pasture and range conditions remained relatively unchanged from the previous week. Reported
temperatures were above average for this time of the year. Daily high temperature records were broken in Latah and Nez Perce Counties. Very nice late fall weather was also reported in south central Idaho with cold frosty mornings and warm sunny afternoons. Major farm activities included hauling manure, heavy tillage, and some grain corn harvest. The upper elevation valleys and mountains of eastern Idaho needed more snow.
Intermittent Rain Continued in Oregon
There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, up from 5.2 days the previous week. In northwest Oregon, milder weather
with intermittent rain kept fields saturated. Most farm work was completed for the winter. Slug baiting continued and there were scattered armyworm concerns. In northeast Oregon, winter wheat emerged. Some stands started to improve, while others struggled. Grassy weeds were abundant in some fields. Winter canola was doing well. In Malheur County, favorable weather allowed for continued field operations across much of the irrigated land, but some areas were still too wet. Corn harvest continued. In Klamath County, farmers were still seeding. Pasture conditions improved due to consistent moisture.
More Rainfall Occurred Throughout Washington
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 were very warm for this time of year. Most cattle were still out grazing. Winter wheat was up and conditions looked good. Orchard crews pruned pear trees throughout the area. In Columbia County, more moisture was needed. Although winter wheat was up, the county was still in drought status.
— USDA NASS