Nugget production greatly reduced, world acreage up, specialty aroma varieties will be in oversupply

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 27, 2019 — The U.S. hop harvest is in full swing. Ah, what a wonderful time of the year. To get us all a little geeked about the lupulin season, the International Hop Growers’ Convention’s (IHGC’s) economic commission released preliminary estimates for the 2019 hop production year for member countries. IHGC is an event and trade umbrella organization that focuses on helping the global hop industry network of farmers, merchants and other pros succeed and grow. Members come from 20 countries — 12 countries from the European Union, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina and China. As its website notes: “Its core members are producers’ associations and trading companies with a keen interest in a global hop market.”

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