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Germany usually leads the United States as the world’s top hop producer, but drought switch that around in 2015.
MOXEE, Wash. â€” For only the third time in the past 10 years, the United States bested Germany to lead the world in hop production last year, according to a final 2015 report by Hop Growers of America in Moxee.
The U.S. â€” overwhelmingly Washington, Oregon and Idaho â€” produced 80.2 million pounds of hops which was 42 percent of the world production, compared to Germany at 62.2 million pounds and 33 percent, according to the report.
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