NASS: 2022 Hop Production Down 12%
Hop production across the Pacific Northwest took a sizeable hit this year. According to NASS, production for Washington, Oregon, and Idaho totaled 101 million pounds this year, a 12% year-over-year decrease. Combined area harvested between the three states in 2022 was 59,785 acres, down 2% from the record high figure reported last year of 60,872 acres. Harvested acreage increased in Oregon but decreased in Idaho and Washington.
Washington produced 71% of the United States hop crop for 2022; while Idaho accounted for 16% and Oregon accounted for 13%.
In Washington: CitraR , Columbus/TomahawkR /Zeus, MosaicR , Cascade, and SimcoeR were the five leading varieties, accounting for 54% of the state’s hop production.
In Idaho: MosaicR , CitraR , Columbus/TomahawkR /Zeus, Cascade, and Idaho 7 R were the major varieties, accounting for 59% of the state’s hop production.
And in Oregon: CitraR , StrataTM, MosaicR , Cascade, and Nugget were the major varieties, accounting for 65% of the State’s hop production.
The United States hop yield, at 1,694 pounds per acre, is down 206 pounds from a year ago. The 2022 value of production for the United States totaled $618 million, down 7% from the previous year.
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