Hudson Valley 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