Washington governor Chris Gregoire has requested federal disaster designation for produce and other crops damaged by cold and wet weather this year.

Gregoire asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to grant 29 Washington counties disaster designation, according to a July 1 news release from her office.

“Cold temperatures have harmed our tree fruit crop, while excessive rain made it difficult for bees to pollinate strawberries and other berry crops,” Gregoire said in the release.

Washington cherry officials and shippers have reported a high-quality, promotable crop, but hard-hit asparagus growers have said they could benefit from disaster relief.