New northwest Michigan farm will double Michigan's hops acres

This spring, a new hops farm near Traverse City will boost Michigan hops output a whole lot -- and that's by design of its developers, who see it as a way to have a larger economic impact on the area.
 
Excerpt: A recently announced project is set to double Michigan hops production by 2016.
 
A Traverse City investment group that typically invests in commercial real estate, MI Local Investment, is prepared to break ground on a 400-acre hops farm in Williamsburg once the ground thaws. The sign is posted, the poles are waiting in the snow.
 
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Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle
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