Interested in growing hops?
Here you will find all you need to know about growing hops in the Great Lakes Region. Recent hop shortages, growing appeal with specialty beers, and the desire for organic and locally sourced agricultural products have resulted in increasing interest in local hop production by farmers, brewers, and backyard enthusiasts throughout Michigan. If you are new to hops production or just interested in learning about this novel crop, please visit the Getting Started page for information. Finally, the 2012 Hop Growers of America Statistical Report has been released. Enjoy!
Michigan Hop Survey. Based on feedback from recent Great Lakes Expo hop sessions and grower meeting organized by the Right Place, we are attempting to compile Michigan hop acreage information and processing locations. Please complete the short survey. Thanks and happy holidays!
Filling out your 2012 USDA NASS Ag Census? Hops should go under Section 6 - Field Crops with the code 623, reported as total acres and pounds produced.
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While milder weather and some moderation are expected in the short term, medium and longer lead forecast guidance suggests a general continuation of colder than normal temperatures.
Posted on March 7, 2014 1:03pm by Jeff Andresen
MSU pest management meeting surveys reveal that Michigan field crop growers are committed to rotating sites of action to post-pone or prevent herbicide resistance.
Posted on March 3, 2014 4:36pm by Bruce MacKellar
HB 5275 provides tax incentives for brewers, cider, wine and mead makers to purchase Michigan-grown products.
Posted on February 26, 2014 10:39am by Rob Sirrine
Farmers have a direct impact on soil quality through many of their field practices, including tillage.
Posted on February 9, 2014 1:38pm by Christina Curell
Michigan State University Extension to offer “Getting started with hops production” webinar.
Posted on February 7, 2014 3:41pm by Rob Sirrine