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APHIS Provides an Update on Spotted Lanternfly Activities
August 13, 2019

APHIS Provides an Update on Spotted Lanternfly Activities

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provided this update of spotted lanternfly (( Lycorma delicatula , SLF) locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. This invasive pest feeds on more than 70 types of ... Read More »


2019 USDA-NASS Hop Acreage Report Released
June 28, 2019

2019 USDA-NASS Hop Acreage Report Released

Today the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released the 2019 Hop Acreage report covering Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Highlights include: Pacific Northwest acreage increased 2,304 acres, or 4.18%, with a total of 57,339 acres ... Read More »


Spring IHGC Reports Now Available
May 07, 2019

At the April 26, 2019 meeting of the International Hop Growers Convention in Freising, Germany preliminary estimates for 2019 hop acreage for member countries was released by the IHGC Economic Commission. The Market Report was also released, ... Read More »


USDA-ARS Announces Release of "Triumph" Hop Variety
April 26, 2019

Attached is the official announcement from USDA-ARS which releases the variety 'Triumph' to the public. HGA featured this hop as one of two public experimental selections at the recent Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, including the seminar ... Read More »


FDA Announces Enforcement Discretion Policy for Hops
April 02, 2019

A significant action by the US Food and Drug Administration was issued last week when the agency announced it will use its discretion and not enforce Produce Safety Rule requirements as they apply to growing, harvesting, packing, and holding hops , ... Read More »


Good Bines Risk Assessment Module Launched
March 14, 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new educational module under HGA's Good Bines best practices program. The new Risk Assessment module is now complete and available for growers to utilize in assessing their farming operations. This is the ... Read More »


HGA By-Laws Amended
March 14, 2019

During the January 24 Annual Meeting of Hop Growers of America, two important changes to the By-Laws were adopted. First, a change in the makeup of the Board was approved to add a second representative from Idaho. Board positions now include 4 from... Read More »


HGA’s Technical Promotions Program Receives an Additional $14,500
March 14, 2019

Due to the government shutdown, HGA did not receive their funding allocation from USDA-FAS (Foreign Agriculture Service) for Convention this year, so a preliminary budget based on last year's allocation - $369,840- was assumed to prepare the 2019 ... Read More »


New Research Publications
March 14, 2019

Three new research publications were posted on the USA HOPS website in the past month, including Michigan State University's Spanish Hop Field Guide and two publications from USDA-ARS on spider mite and aphid control. Check them out HERE... Read More »


International Order of the Hop Nominees Announced
March 13, 2019

The Hop Growers of America Board has selected five nominees for the International Order of the Hop, which will be awarded by the International Hop Growers Convention during the 2019 International Hop Congress in Slovenia, July 29-August 2 (... Read More »



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