Demand for hops increases

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Production of hops is up 11%.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Production of hops is up 11%.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says production totaled 78.8 million pounds.

Washington state produced 59.4 million pounds, followed by Oregon with 10.6 million pounds and Idaho with 8.7 million pounds.

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