Hops Production Slips 1%



WASHINGTON - Aug 12/19 - SNS -- Production of hops is forecast at 106 million pounds for 2019, down 1% from last year, according to the USDA's latest crop production report.

Area harvested is forecast at 55,800 acres, up 1% from 2018. Yield is forecast at 1,906 pounds per acre, 37 pounds lower than the 2018 yield.

Cool nights in early June in the Northwest caused some varieties to bloom early and challenged some of the newly planted bines. The mild summer is proving ideal for later harvested varieties with those yields expected to be above average.


Hop Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and United States: 2018 and
Forecasted August 1, 2019
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              :    Area harvested     :    Yield per acre     :      Production
     State    :-----------------------------------------------------------------------
              :   2018    :   2019    :   2018    :   2019    :   2018    :   2019
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              :  ------ acres -----       ----- pounds ----     ---- 1,000 pounds ---
              :
Idaho ........:   8,140       8,250       1,995       1,900      16,242.8    15,675.0
Oregon .......:   7,725       7,050       1,675       1,720      12,936.2    12,126.0
Washington ...:  39,170      40,500       1,984       1,940      77,727.7    78,570.0
              :
United States :  55,035      55,800       1,943       1,906     106,906.7   106,371.0
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