Agriculture

Program Contact: Tipton Hudson, County Director
(509) 962-7507 • hudsont@wsu.edu

DrghtPlots 6-16-06 011 (Small) (Mobile)Kittitas County grows great grass. Historically, resident farmers used domestic livestock to harvest that grass. Today, the export market demand for premium-quality hay has shifted farm acreage toward timothy, orchardgrass/alfalfa, sudangrass, and annual grass hay. Farm gate market value in 2007, aggregated across 1,038 farms and 191,087 acres, were $22.2 million in livestock sales and $38.7 million in crop sales.

The most recent county agricultural statistics are available here.

Additional statewide statistics can be found at www.agcensus.usda.gov.