/Smoke, ash, heat and drought hurting Washington agriculture

Smoke, ash, heat and drought hurting Washington agriculture

Aug. 4, 2021Up So far: Aug. 4, 2021 7:58 a.m.

SEATTLE (AP) — It’s been A troublesome summer time for agriculture throughout Washington state.

Crops like berries have struggled beneath doc warmth and drought. Now, some fear about how smoke in August might stunt The enlargement of some crops ought to the haze intensify and linger, KOMO-Tv reported.

Jennifer Schuh has labored Collectively with her father Steve Schuh For many years Inside the Skagit Valley, rising every thing from corn to berries, squash, cucumbers and pumpkins. She said An prolonged stretch of thick smoke might harm their crops.

Steve Schuh isn’t letting the potential of damaging smoke fear him, however he acknowledges that ash can block a plant entry to mild and meals.