In the last decade, craft beer has boomed in New York, and as a result, so has a brand new hops industry. Its a new crop for most of the farmers building hop yards and there's a lot of room for growth. Steve Miller, state hops specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension says that the biggest challenge standing in front of a maturing hops industry is lack of knowledge by beginner hop farmers. He works with CCE, the Northeast Hop Alliance, and the Geneva Experiment Station to do research on growing NYS native hops - and most importantly, getting that information to the farmers.
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