As we head into mid-August, growers across the Northwest are working to finish up harvest. Much of the harvest activities are wrapping up for this year’s growing season. With a cool spring, scattered rain and harvest delays across the summer, it looks like the weather if finally cooperating. We are hoping the stable weather continues through to the end of the harvest season.
Washington has completed Timothy and 1st cutting Alfalfa harvests and is wrapping up 2nd cutting. Many growers in Washington are hoping to get a 3rd cutting of alfalfa this year and have irrigation water on the fields.
The Oregon grass straw harvest isprogressing nicely. The conditions have been favorable during the majority of harvest. With dry and stable weather forecasted for the remaining harvest window, cutting and baling should conclude with little to no rain falling.
The 2nd cutting alfalfa harvest in Oregon has also been going well. Anderson Hay staff are working to put together inventories for the year. In the Klamath Valley we have seen some very nice hay being baled. We are aggressively moving to secure hay from the area. The Christmas Valley growers will begin 2nd cutting alfalfa harvest in about two weeks.
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