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Hop production up, but yields down.

Total crop harvest estimates for the U.S. hop industry indicate 1992's production level of more than 75 million pounds would be a nine-percent increase over 1991's harvest, which was 69.1 million.

Nevertheless, a large part of this increase was due to new acreage planted for the 1992 crop year, and growers noted that hop yields for most varieties have declined in comparison to last year.

According to Hop Growers of America, the U.S. continued its role as a major supplier of aroma hops. Aroma varieties were expected to exceed 21.6 million pounds this year, and will make up 29 percent of the total U.S. production in 1992.

Willamette made up 11.9 percent of total production, while Galena, an alpha variety, consisted of 24.7 percent of total production.
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Title Annotation:US hop industry
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Article Type:Industry Overview
Date:Nov 16, 1992
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