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Potatoes move over! Hops are a growing business in Idaho

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Workers prepping hop fields at Gooding Farms in Parma for the 2022 growing season.

Idaho farms produce the second-most hops in the country - now 16% of domestic production - more than four times what Idaho produced in 2012. Joining us to talk about the business of hops and beer are Diane Gooding from Gooding Farms in Parma, Jeff Alworth, author and journalist who runs the Beervana Blog and Stan Hieronymus, journalist and author of "For the Love of Hops".

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