What’s Grown and Where in Washington

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.

2015CropStateMapThe 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:

Crop Map LegendLet’s say I’d like to check out what’s being grown around the city of Bellingham, WA. I zoom into the area around the town:

BellinghamThe 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:
Berry Square

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)


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