Statistics for the U.S. hop industry are gathered through a cooperative agreement between the Oregon Hop Commission, the hop commissions in Idaho and Washington, Hop Growers of America, Inc., and the Oregon Agricultural Statistics Service/National Agricultural Statistics Service. There are three main categories of statistics.
In the late spring each Oregon hop grower is sent a survey to complete which reports the number of hop acres that each farm will grow that season. In addition to acreage, the grower also reports the hop varieties that will be grown. The final acreage report is released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in early June.
All hops produced in Oregon are required to be inspected. The Oregon Department of Agriculture manages the inspection program, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS). All hops are inspected for seed content and leaf/stem content and issued an official inspection certificate. The inspection program is essential to compiling production statistics. At the end of each season, a production report is released. This report includes total hop production in pounds, average yields by variety, average price, and quality information (leaf/stem and seed content).
Two times during the year, March and September, the Hop Stocks report is released which quantifies the amount of hop inventory held by grower, dealers, and brewers.
Acreage and production statistics for the state of Oregon are included on this site. For additional statistics, visit the USDA website www.nass.usda.gov