Every year since 2009, demand has driven double and triple-digit growth in new YCR managed acreage. As craft growth levels to more sustainable increases, acreage expansions will also slow. Growers will have an opportunity to take a break from the hectic spring plantings that have been a staple since 2009. In 2015 and 2016, YCR growers dug and planted over 12 million roots per year. We added over 20 growers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho during that time. In 2017, that growth will slow substantially as supply finally catches up with demand.
YCR works with growers to ensure best management practices are applied to each brand. This includes:
Even the highest quality crop can be compromised with faulty harvest and kilning practices. YCR requires specific standards on how our brands are harvested to ensure a consistent, high-quality product.