Independent brewers to fund USDA research on disease-resistant hops

To assure a “truly local pint,” a trade group for small and independent brewers announced an agreement with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service to fund the breeding of a disease-resistant hop cultivar that will be freely available. The trade group Brewers Association says the goal is to ensure “all growers have access to high quality, disease-resistant… » Read More

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