Yeah, we’re about 20 miles from the lower Yakima Valley, and I believe the other side of the state has considerable production in the Mount Vernon area - Whatcom County — and environs. Other counties also. I’ve never really understood why this state was so optimal for dairy but let it be. The best things about milk to me are the new lactose-free products.
The rain makes the grass grow.
The cows eat the grass.
Then they poop.
That makes the grass grow!
Because of the conditions here, the soil is quite high in nitrogen also.
optimal for agriculture due to good land and mostly, the dams.....land once left dormant can produce wheat,soy beans, potatoes, etc as well as all kinds of fruit, and dairy too....
Lots of Dutchmen immigrated to those areas. Most of the Dutch dairymen in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties moved their operations to the east side of the mountains decades ago. The Sunnyside area Was a popular destination.