According to NASS 2019 was a record year for hop production in the Northwest. Production from Washington, Oregon and Idaho hit 112 million pounds, up 5% from the 2018 crop of 107 million pounds. In addition, combined area harvested for the three Northwest states in 2019 totaled 56,544 acres, up 3% year over year, for another record.
Harvested acreage increased in Idaho and Washington, but declined in Oregon. Washington produced 73% of the U.S. crop this year, while Idaho accounted for 15% and Oregon made up 12% of total U.S. production.
- CitraR , Cascade, Zeus, SimcoeR , C/T/ZR , and MosaicR were the six leading varieties in Washington, accounting for 50% of the State’s hop production.
- In Idaho, C/T/ZR , MosaicR , Chinook, Zeus, CitraR , and Cascade were the major varieties, accounting for 65% of the State’s hop production.
- In Oregon, Nugget, Cascade, CitraR , and Willamette were the major varieties, accounting for 50 percent of the State’s hop production.
The 2019 value of production for the United States totaled $637 million, up 9% from the previous year. The United States hop yield, at 1,981 pounds per acre, up 38% year over year.
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