USA entrepreneurs are starting up hop growing activities, in Indiana and Illinois, aimed at serving the local craft brewing industry. Two examples: 1./ Family members, Tim Byrne and Kory Byrne, from Floyds Knobs (Indiana), started Knob View Hops company. Their hops are regularly featured in beers at Our Lady of Perpetual Hops, a craft brewer in New Albany, IN; and 2./ Cousins Brian Dallam and Anthony Welty, from Amboy (Illinois), started Live Wire Hops company where Mr. Welty is a homebrewer that saw the potential for craft beer in the area as well as the whole surrounding ecosystem. From an agricultural perspective, Mr. Dallam is a lifelong farmer that was ready to start a new challenge.

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