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UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 4 p.m.

Immigration puts hop growers in a pinch

The supply of workers has dwindled in recent years as more people are reluctant to go out into the fields “out of fear they’ll be forced to leave.”


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Washington hops bring the flavor to booming craft beer industry

Whether your brew of choice is Budweiser or Bale Breaker, there are few places on Earth where you can sip a cold pint knowing the flavors came from a farm …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

Hops science driven by flavor trends

Historically, hops were mostly used as a bittering agent in beer. But the craft beer industry has changed that, giving rise to aroma hops designed to impart notes of fruit, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Farmers post record crop for soybeans, peanuts, canola, hops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers have harvested record crops for soybeans, peanuts, canola, rapeseed and hops.


Slower growth in craft brewing leads to hops surplus

Slowing growth in the craft brewing industry has contributed to a greater stockpile of hops in the Yakima Valley, which grows the vast majority of that key ingredient in beer.


Northwest hop acreage estimated to increase by 6 percent

Washington, Oregon and Idaho are on pace to set another record in hop acreage, but reports indicate supply is catching up to demand.


Washington tops in hops

For the past two years, Yakima Valley has grown more hops than any other place in the world, surpassing Germany. Overwhelmingly, hop growers and brewers point to craft beer and …


Washington hop crop a little too big

The hops crop in Washington this year is big — a little too big. Some farmers told The Tri-Cities Herald they’re leaving part of their crop on the vine because …