Pacific Northwest hop acreage is reported to increase to 54,135 acres in the recent release by USDA-NASS. This increase of approximately 6.4 percent continues to meet the ongoing demand in the market, both from craft brewers and mainstream brewers alike.
Hopsteiner’s U.S. hop farms are located in Yakima, Wash., a region that is seeing a 4 percent acreage increase year-over-year. Washington State takes the top spot of acreage in the Pacific Northwest, as it covers over 71.9 percent of the 54,135 acres. Over the past six years, this region alone has increased by 82 percent.