Hop Output Hops 12%



WASHINGTON - Aug 10/17 - SNS -- Hop production in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington is forecast at 97.6 million pounds for 2017, up 12% from last year's 87.1 million pounds, according to the latest USDA production estimate's of the season.

Area strung for harvest, at 54,135 acres, is up 6% from 2016. Yield is estimated at 1,803 pounds per acre, 90 pounds more than in 2016. If realized, the United States' production will be a record high.

Yields across the Pacific Northwest are expected to be average for most aroma hop varieties. Alpha variety yields are expected to be better than the previous year. Weather conditions in the Northwest have turned drier and warmer over the past two months. Irrigation supplies remain adequate.

Hop Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2016 and
Forecasted August 1, 2017
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              :    Area harvested     :    Yield per acre     :      Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2016    :   2017    :   2016    :   2017    :   2016    :   2017
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              :  ------ acres -----       ----- pounds ----     --- 1,000 pounds ---
              :
Idaho ........:   5,648       7,169       1,646       1,790      9,297.7    12,832.5
Oregon .......:   7,765       8,045       1,596       1,585     12,395.3    12,751.3
Washington ...:  37,444      38,921       1,748       1,850     65,446.6    72,003.9
              :
United States :  50,857      54,135       1,713       1,803     87,139.6    97,587.7
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