A hops harvest that grows bigger each year

Washington’s Yakima Valley supports many of the craft breweries in the U.S.

  • A top cutter machine is used to harvest hop bines at CLS Farms in Moxee, Washington.

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  • Leftover hop bines hang in a field at CLS Farms. Because of high demand for hop-forward beers, farms like CLS are growing more product and seeing some of their highest yields yet.

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  • Hop bines are loaded into a truck at CLS Farms.

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  • Workers load hop bines onto a picking machine. In the Yakima Valley, the harvest season runs from the end of August through September.

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  • Washington's Yakima Valley is the nation's top hops producer, yielding three-quarters of the hops grown in the United States.

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  • Workers process hop bines at CLS Farms.

    Sofia Jaramillo
  • A picking machine separates plant materials at CLS Farms.

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  • Hop cones are stored at a warehouse before being packaged at CLS Farms.

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  • A worker is illuminated by the sunrise in the Yakima Valley at CLS Farms.

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  • Workers process hop bines at CLS Farms until late into the night.

    Sofia Jaramillo