Washington Agriculture Stats

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Washington apples

Washington has several different climate zones allowing the state to produce a wide variety of crops – about 230 different commodities. The mountainous eastern Washington has hot summers and cold winters with an average rainfall of only 10 to 20 inches per year. In the state’s Olympic Mountains, more than 140 inches of precipitation falls annually. While central Washington is a desert, it is considered the most productive agriculture land in the state because it is so well irrigated.

Top Agriculture Products

1. Apples
2. Dairy products, milk
3. Wheat
4. Cattle and calves
5. Potatoes

Number of Farms

39,500

Land in Farms

15 million acres

Average Farm Size

381 acres

Source: United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

Article From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
http://farmflavor.com/us-ag/washington/

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