Agronomy and Horticulture Department


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Lambe, D.P. & Adams, S.A. (2016). Estimated Costs of Producing Hops in Nebraska. Nebraska Extension. EC3010.


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Hop production opportunities exist in Nebraska given heightened interest by craft brewers for unique and locally produced hop. Farmers are additionally exploring opportunities to diversify for improved on-farm income. Strategic planning, market considerations, and having a clear plan of implementation are critical, as well as, predicting infrastructural and production costs one would expect towards planning for profitability in this specialty crop. This publication provides information on how to determine productivity, infrastructural investment, and operational costs associated with the initial development of the hop production operation.