The latest look at crop quality from the USDA paints a challenging picture for Washington spring wheat.


Just 44 percent of the Evergreen State’s spring wheat is in good to excellent condition, Oregon is sitting at 72 percent at good to excellent.


The good news is that strawberry harvest just wrapped up, blueberry harvest just began and cherry harvest continues on for much of the Inland Northwest, so there should be plenty of fruit at your local farmers market.


Crop conditions for potatoes and corn look good, while barley and edible peas has seen more challenges in keeping high quality. The hop crop has also begun to flower for what will likely be another record.


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