This region has been widely known for Cherries, Apples, Vineyards and now Hops. The growing conditions and available land has contributed to this widespread cash crop. Empire Hops harvested and processed 24 acres of hops last year — about 11,000 pounds of pellets. This year an estimated 50,000 pounds will be harvested by the company and 100,000 pounds next year. Here is a recent article which we were featured.