Hops Crop

Oct 15, 2012, 12:42 PM

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..