Hops Crop

There's hope an emerging EXPORT market could be the saviour for hop farmers in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

For decades hop farming was one of the biggest industries in the 2 counties, but now there's only a handful of yards remaining.

It's because a lot of British Brewers are looking overseas to buy their hops, to try a new, more unusual flavour ... but could this work in reverse too? Ali Capper is from Stocks Farm in Suckley in Worcestershire - where they farm 100 acres of hops. As she told our reporter Louisa Currie, this is actually a 10th of the British crop..

Oct 15, 2012, 12:42 PM
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