UF Researchers to Breed a New Variety of Florida-Friendly Hops

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops

Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been awarded a two-year grant for $194,000 to breed varieties of hops that can grow in Florida. The researchers, based at the UF/IFAS Mid Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, Florida, said the grant will help continue their work to bring an alternative crop to the …


Celebrating National Drink Beer Day

Dan This Land of Ours

Continuing her series on celebrating foods, Cathy Isom lets you know why you’ll want to toast to your favorite lager or ale today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Drink Beer Day Whether it’s in the comfort of your own home or at your favorite tavern, today you’ll want to fill up your glass with a malty …

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Hops Industry Toasting This Holiday Season

Dan Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

There’s an awful lot for the hops industry to be toasting to this holiday season. The USDA Economic Research Service released numbers this week showing that hops production in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington jumped 20 percent this year to a record 104 million pounds. While there are other states that produce hops, those three states account for the bulk of …