Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Idaho Hop Harvest

Harvested hops soon to be dried, baled and shipped, Bob Smathers photo

Idaho Hop Harvest Near Completion
Parma--The Idaho Hop harvest is nearly complete. Almost all of the crop is out of the fields and on drying room floors, according to Diane Gooding the Hass, once all moisture is out of the hops, the crop is ready for shipping.

According to Hass, Idaho produces about 15 percent of all hops produced in the U.S. She said that the state of Washington produces 50 to 60 percent of the nation’s hops. She says that specialty beers use more hops per barrel of beer produced and says that hops is a growing market and that demand is on the rise.

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