What’s Grown and Where in Washington
Interactive Map of Agricultural Land Use in Washington State
The Washington State Department of Agriculture has developed a “pretty cool” as well as informational interactive map that identifies agricultural land use in our state.
The Interactive Online Crop Location Map allows one to see where in our state agriculture is concentrated. Each region square (1 square mile / 640 acres) is assigned a color depending on the dominant crop grown there.
Here’s the Legend:
The large colored squares represent a square mile of land that is being farmed. It’s color lets you know which crop is predominant in that area. By clicking a particular square, the information about the crop is revealed:
For a fun exercise, zoom into your town on the interactive map, and take note of what crops are near where you live. The next time you are out and about, keep an eye out for the fields with crops mentioned on the map. This is good to do with your kids, nieces and nephews, grandkids, etc.
After you identify a crop, try to spot that product at the grocery store or farmers market the next time you go shopping.
To find out more, visit the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Agricultural Land Use page.
Check out the Interactive Map here:
Interactive Online Crop Location Map
Study the PDF version of the map:
WSDA Crop Location Map
(PDF 2.11 MB)