Washington’s Snowpack In “Very Good Shape” To Start April

“Pretty Incredible” That’s how Scott Pattee with the Washington NRCS describes the statewide snowpack, which sits at 131% of average for this time of year, the highest statewide average across the west. Pattee noted the snow year started very slowly and didn’t catch up normal until February. He added that temperatures, as of recent, have […]

How Could Elevation Impact Dryland Yield?

Dry land farming could become more precise thanks to a study done by the USDA. Researchers are looking at how elevation changes within a crop field can impact both yields as well as nutrient application amounts.  Researcher, Merle Vigil, said when it comes to crops like wheat and corn grown in low-lying areas that have […]