By: Evan Elford – New Crop Specialist | OMAF/MRA | ONspecialtycrops | June 2014
The US Hop Acreage Report (2013 harvested area and 2014 strung area) for Idaho, Oregon and Washington states was released on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in the USA. Acreage of individual cultivars is provided in the report. Click here to view a pdf copy of the original report (hop acreage report begins on page 8). Please note, an updated version of the report was released on June 12 after the original version of this blog post occurred. Please follow this link to view the revised report: 2014 June Hop Acreage Report Revised
A graphical representation of the June 11 report has been put together by Dr. Charlie Rohwer from the University of Minnesota depicting the increase or decrease in hop acreage by cultivar for 2013 harvested and 2014 strung acreage in the three US states (Figure 1).
A supplemental report will be released shortly detailing the hop acreage in other US states with smaller production area. Efforts are underway to document hop acreage in other production regions of North America for future years in order to better understand the changing regional distribution of the crop and availability of various hop cultivars.
To read the original article, click here.