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NCPN Network News Winter 2017 HOPS

Brian Tennis, Vice Chair for the NCPN-Hops Tier 2 Committee, is a pioneer in Michigan's re-emerging hop growing industry. Tennis and partners in the Michigan Hop Alliance are focused on supplying the craft brewing industry with small acreage, high-demand cultivars.

"We are an organic farming enterprise, committed to sustainable agricultural practices. Starting with virus-tested hop plants is a key strategy for establishing the healthiest, most robust acreage possible." --Brian Tennis Michigan Hop Alliance   Today, though Washington, Oregon, and Idaho still produce 90 percent of the nation's crop, Michigan's efforts are now back on the map,...

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Spotlight on Hops


As the demand for craft beer continues to grow across the U.S. and beyond, the demand for one key ingredient grows as well: U.S.-grown hops. In a presentation from the Brewer's Association at the Annual American Hop Convention in January 2016, it was noted that the popularity of India Pale Ale-styled beers (IPA) continues to drive an increase in hop consumption in the U.S. Statistics show that...

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:24 AM

NCPN LogoThe National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) is a voluntary association of specialty crop networks that have joined to promote the use of pathogen-tested, healthy plant material for food crops in the United States. The NCPN operates under the auspices of three agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).



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