The wet spring has translated into many things for the agriculture community across the Northwest. It’s pushed back several date, such as the harvest of local cherries. But it’s also translated into abundant water for mid-June. Representative Dan Newhouse, farmers in Central Washington said he thinks cool and damp is a benefit for area farmers.
“When you don’t get the heat quite so early as you do in some years, things are a little bit slower developing, but that usually bodes well for high quality in the end when it comes to harvest time.”
Newhouse told the Washington Ag Network he’s very encouraged that there is still snow in the higher elevations, and reservoirs around the Northwest are near capacity for this time of year.
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