Washington County farmers should anticipate and prepare now for an early hard freeze to hit the area this week. The forecast is for a strong cold front in the forecast. It is predicted to get down to the low 20’s Tuesday night, mid-upper teens Wed night and low 20’s Thur night. This is close to the normal low temperature in mid-winter and may come as a surprise to root crop growers who store crops in the field. Read on for a few tips to consider from local experts, and be sure to add @WaCoAgAlerts to your Twitter feed for critical updates!
Dean Moberg and Amy Fischer of NRCS here in the USDA Hillsboro Service center are currently taking applications for new EQIP projects in advance of this month’s deadline. This is an excellent time to consider a wide variety of conservation projects available, including the opportunity to pair EQIP funding with the District’s streamside restoration programs.
Read more below to learn about what is currently available.