Hop harvest

Hop harvest at Wenas Hop Co., Yakima, Wash., last September. The latest forecast calls for a record 57,339 U.S. hop acres this year.

YAKIMA, Wash. — U.S. hop acreage is forecast at a record high for the second straight year.

The 2019 estimate is for 57,339 acres, up 4% from the record high of 55,035 acres in 2018, according to a USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report released June 28.

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