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U.S. hop acreage increases in 1991.

According to a recent report from the Hop Growers of America and a U.S. Department of Agriculture acreage survey, total U.S. hop acreage in 1991 has increased 10 percent, or 4,154 acres, as compared to figures in 1990.

This year's plantings of 39,617 acres marks the fifth consecutive year that U.S. hop acreage has increased, the report said.

On a state by state basis, Washington leads the pack with 28,271 acres planted, followed by Oregon, which reported 7,190 acres, and Idaho with 4,156.

In Washington, growers of the Galena variety, which represents over 20 percent of total U.S. acreage, have shown increases of 24 percent over 1990 with a total of 7,628 acres. Mt. Hood hops accounted for 820 acres and the largest percentage gain, 60 percent, when compared to last year's totals.
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Title Annotation:report from Hop Growers of America and U.S. Department of Agriculture acreage survey
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Jul 15, 1991
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