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BarthHaas has released its crop 2020/2021 report, end of July. According to the report,
in 2021, the growing season did not begin very well: in Europe it was generally too cool,
with the result that by the end of May growth was behind by up to two weeks, followed by
storms with hail damage to trellis systems in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany
(Tettnang region); in the USA the hops are labouring under a heatwave. The issuer of the
report, Heinrich Meier, believes that the supply of hops from the 2020 harvest will exceed
demand in the 2021 brewing year, helping ensure ample hop stocks. Depending on the
further course of the pandemic, weak demand could be expected for the next few years.

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