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US Hop Harvest Hits Five-Year High

News: January 2017

The quantity of hops harvested in the USA in 2016 showed an increased for the sixth straight year.

Just over 87 million pounds of hops were picked, up more than 8 million pounds over the 2015 figure, as craft brewing in the US and internationally continued its growth, according to data released by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service.

While the overall figure has increased, the amount of hops harvested per acre has fallen, largely because demand now exists for varieties of hop that do not yield so much.

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