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NW hops production grows as craft beer booms

MOXEE, Wash. (AP) — As craft beers continue to soar in popularity, the production of hops continues to grow.

Most of the nation's hops are grown in the Yakima Valley.

Hops Growers of America reported Monday that the 2016 harvest of 87.1 million pounds of hops was an increase of 8.3 million pounds from the year before.

Production rose in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, which are the three major hops producing states.


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