Mich. Hop Farmers Organize to Boost Cultivation

A West Michigan economic development agency has landed $20,000 from the state to study expanded cultivation of Michigan-grown hops as a way to boost the booming craft beer industry’s supply chain in state. Rick Chapla with The Right Place Inc. of Grand Rapids said the state money from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is expected to arrive in the coming weeks under the framework of developing regional collaborations. (MLive.com)