Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Crop outlook good, so far


An early spring has allowed Whitman County farmers to get a jump on spring work, with those in the western part of the county already mostly through with spring planting.

"Crop conditions for the 2020 crops are really good," said Fred Hendrickson, FSA county executive director. Winter wheat is looking good with even stands where as late and heavy snow last year left many weak areas in the 2019 crop.

Hendrickson said that if there is good rain in May and June and the growing season doesn't get too hot, it should be a good crop. Which farmers will need as all commodity prices remain depress...

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