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As businesses brew, midstate farmers invest in volatile hops market

As businesses brew, midstate farmers invest in volatile hops market

By John Hilton

Hop growers deal with a high number of variables — and each of those variables is accompanied by a cost. It's an industry that has openings for the midstate but might not get any takers. Full Story »

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