California acreage of fall planted strawberries is up this year over last year. The crop timing appears to be behind where it was at this same time last year.
U.S. Apple Association is forecasting the 2019 apple crop at 10.4 billion pounds. Measured in 42-pound bushels, the crop is forecasted to be 247.8 million bushels. The five-year average is... READ MORE
The temperatures in the Pacific Northwest have been cooler than average through Mid-August. The favorable summer growing weather means that Washington growers are expecting a good quality crop. Some locations were hit with powerful thunderstorms August 9th-11th that produced heavy rains, hail, and strong winds. Temperatures are forecasted to rebound in late August and continue with slightly above normal temps in September and October. The 2019 apple harvest is projected to be large, up .... Read More
Processing grade strawberry volume is lower to date than it has been for many years. Field pricing has moved up a little recently as a result of the shortage. Volumes could remain light for the rest of the month of June.
As the winter snowpack melts over the spring and summer, it is a significant source of irrigation water for Washington State farms. The snowpack in Washington tends to peak in April. This year statewide snowpack measured 80% of normal according to the Department of Ecology...READ MORE