Agricultural Trends in Western Washington

Agricultural Trends in Western Washington KRANf-KH M. KARUB University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Western Washington is a region of relatively small truck and dairy farms averaging 51 acres, in marked contrast to drier Eastern Wash- industry is scattered but highly ington with its large wheat farms of the milk produced within an averaging 250 to 1000 acres. While easy radius. Milk from the more the rural population of Eastern distant farms goes to the creamery Washington remained almost sta- for manufacture into butter, tionary from 1910 to 1930, West- cheese, and tinned milk. Washern Washington experienced an in- ington farmers have adopted many crease of 65 per cent during the of the principles of Danish coopersame period. Within Western ative dairying, but have not as yet Washington there is a definite con- followed the Danish system of pigcentration of farming on the Puget feeding as a profitable side-line. Sound Lowland with its combined commercialized, and the output of dairy products is increasing. The Puget Sound cities consume most advantages of a marine type climate with long growing season, soils which are rich or responsive to fertilizer, and the stimulus of nearby urban centers. In addition to the farm population engaged exclusively in agriculture, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

Agricultural Trends in Western Washington

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KRANf-KH M. KARUB University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Western Washington is a region of relatively small truck and dairy farms averaging 51 acres, in marked contrast to drier Eastern Wash- industry is scattered but highly ington with its large wheat farms of the milk produced within an averaging 250 to 1000 acres. While easy radius. Milk from the more the rural population of Eastern distant farms goes to the creamery Washington remained almost sta- for manufacture into butter, tionary from 1910 to 1930, West- cheese, and tinned milk. Washern Washington experienced an in- ington farmers have adopted many crease of 65 per cent during the of the principles of Danish coopersame period. Within Western ative dairying, but have not as yet Washington there is a definite con- followed the Danish system of pigcentration of farming on the Puget feeding as a profitable side-line. Sound Lowland with its combined commercialized, and the output of dairy products is increasing. The Puget Sound cities consume most advantages of a marine type climate with long growing season, soils which are rich or responsive to fertilizer, and the stimulus of nearby urban centers. In addition to the farm population engaged exclusively in agriculture,

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 1936

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