WKU could experiment growing hops

Published: May. 23, 2016 at 4:19 PM CDT
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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and WKU could be teaming up soon.

The department said it is in talks with the University of Kentucky and WKU to study the viability of hops production.

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the number of craft breweries has grown more than 600% in the past five years.

Quarles believes the western Kentucky farmland would be good for growing hops.