Dutchess Hops http://wamc.org en Senator Schumer Wants NY to Be Home to Hops http://wamc.org/post/senator-schumer-wants-ny-be-home-hops <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is lending a hand to jumpstart the efforts of a not-for-profit cooperative to produce organic hops for New York’s craft breweries. The New York Democrat says he would like to see a site in Dutchess County become a major hop yard.</p><p>Schumer dropped by Dutchess Hops, the core of the cooperative, in Lagrangeville on Monday.</p><p>He spoke about how New York in the mid-1800s was a leading producer of hops, but fell victim to changes in climate conditions, blight, and:</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:53:58 +0000 Allison Dunne 60722 at http://wamc.org Senator Schumer Wants NY to Be Home to Hops U.S. Senator Schumer Visits Hops Farm in Dutchess http://wamc.org/post/us-senator-schumer-visits-hops-farm-dutchess <p>U.S. Senator from New York Charles Schumer was in the Hudson Valley Monday. He stopped by a farm in Dutchess County, saying he hopes it will become the region’s first major “hop yard”.&nbsp;</p><p>There’s a new cooperative in Dutchess – Hudson Valley Hops. Here’s Schumer.</p><p>"It's a not-for-profit co-op whose mission is to bring brewers and farmers together to produce a very high-quality hop for our region."</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:20:30 +0000 Allison Dunne 60671 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senator Schumer Visits Hops Farm in Dutchess